Jan. 6 hearing highlights: Committee subpoenas Trump, shares new evidence

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As Trump supporters attacked the capitol Jan. 6, congressional leaders were taken to a secure location where they frantically called for help, reaching out to Vice President Mike Pence, the governor of Virginia and others, according to never-before-seen video that the House select committee showed Thursday.

In one scene, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called Pence. In another, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) told acting attorney general Jeff Rosen by phone, “Yeah, why don’t you get the president to tell them to leave the Capitol, Mr. Attorney General, in your law enforcement responsibility? A public statement — they should all leave.” And in another clip, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) was seen saying, “We need active-duty National Guard.”

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This article was written by John Wagner and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com