Reuters SHANNON STAPLETON
The American “New York Times” newspaper reported that a group of those who participated in the storming of the Capitol building on January 6, confirmed in their statements that outgoing President Donald Trump “encouraged them to do so.”
The newspaper pointed out that “in the two weeks since the storming of the Capitol, President Trump has shown no indication that he must share responsibility for the worst” incursion “into the halls of Congress in more than two centuries.
She pointed out that “Trump loyalists blamed the attack on a group of marginalized and extremists.”
She explained that “one group of intruders directly implicated Trump in the riots, and they are some of his supporters who were arrested while participating in the event.”
“In the court papers and investigations, at least four of the pro-Trump rioters said that they joined the march that escalated into violence, because the president encouraged them to do so,” she said.
She pointed out that “in the past few days, a retired firefighter accused of assaulting members of the Capitol Police told a friend that he went to the building following” the president’s instructions. “
She pointed out that, according to a criminal complaint, a real estate agent in Texas accused of storming the building said, “I have responded to a major plea.”
Source: The New York Times