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The January 6 insurrection: Minute-by-minute

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This is a timeline of among the most vital moments from January 6, primarily based on CNN and others’ reporting, Congressional testimony, courtroom filings from the Justice Division, and extra. The occasions are approximate and these occasions solely seize a portion of what occurred that day.

7:30 a.m.

Meadows texts Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican who backed Trump’s efforts to overturn the election, in line with texts obtained by CNN. Meadows tells Jordan “I’ve pushed for this,” responding to a textual content that Jordan despatched the night time earlier than, which advocated for Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the election whereas presiding over Congress’ certification of the Electoral School outcomes. Meadows additionally tells Jordan he is “unsure it’ll occur.”

9:24 a.m.

Trump talks on the phone with Jordan for about 10 minutes, in line with White House call logs that have been obtained by the Washington Publish.

9:52 a.m.

Trump talks to senior adviser Stephen Miller for 26 minutes, in line with White House call logs that have been obtained by the Washington Publish.

Earlier than 10 a.m.

White Home deputy chief of employees Tony Ornato informs Trump that authorities on the Ellipse, the place Trump was going to carry a rally, encountered attendees with weapons, together with pistols, rifles, bear spray and spears, in line with Hutchinson’s testimony.

Round 10:15 a.m.

Hutchinson and Ornato inform Meadows concerning the armed members of the group forming on the Ellipse, in line with Hutchinson’s testimony. Hutchinson informed lawmakers that Meadows had little response when she informed him about stories about weapons within the crowd.

10:47 a.m.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani begins his speech on the Ellipse rally, urges lawmakers to overturn the election, and tells the group, “let’s have trial by fight.” Giuliani shares the podium with one other right-wing lawyer, John Eastman, the architect of a Trump-backed plan for Pence to overturn the outcomes whereas presiding over that day’s joint session of Congress, the place lawmakers certify the Electoral School winner.

Earlier than 12 p.m.

Trump tells his employees to “take the f***ing mags away,” referring to the steel detectors on the safety line for his Ellipse rally, as a result of the rallygoers have been “not right here to harm me,” in line with Hutchinson’s testimony. Trump needed to extend the scale of the group, Hutchinson stated.

12 p.m.

Trump begins his speech on the Ellipse, the place he repeats a lot of his election lies and publicly pressures Pence to go together with Eastman’s legally doubtful scheme.

Round 1 p.m.

Professional-Trump rioters — together with members of the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group — overrun the primary set of obstacles outdoors the Capitol and begin dashing towards the constructing. High White Home staffers, together with Meadows, are rapidly alerted by the US Secret Service that the police traces are collapsing on the Capitol, in line with Hutchinson’s testimony.

1:10 p.m.

As he ends his speech on the Ellipse, Trump calls for supporters to “stroll down Pennsylvania Avenue” and march to the Capitol. He additionally tells the group that he will probably be marching with them. Across the identical time, Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican and Trump ally, calls Hutchinson and angrily tells her to not let Trump go to the Capitol, in line with Hutchinson’s testimony.

1:19 p.m.

Trump arrives again on the White Home. In the course of the brief drive again from the Ellipse, Trump turns into irate and calls for to be pushed to the Capitol, however members of his safety workforce refuse to take him there, according to Hutchinson, who testified that she was informed concerning the change by Ornato and one other member of Trump’s safety element.

Round 2 p.m.

The Capitol goes on lockdown as among the first rioters breach the constructing. Again on the White Home, the White Home Counsel Cipollone tells Meadows that Trump must take motion to cease the riot, and that “one thing must be achieved or persons are going to die,” in line with Hutchinson’s testimony.

2:13 p.m.

The Senate abruptly adjourns, amid a debate over a GOP objection to Biden’s electoral votes from Arizona.

2:14 p.m.

In one of the vital notorious scenes of the rebellion, QAnon supporter Doug Jensen menaces US Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who shrewdly steers Jensen away from the close by Senate ground.

Round 2:15 p.m.

On the White Home, Cipollone once more tells Meadows that Trump ought to intervene. Meadows responds by saying Trump “does not need to do something” concerning the riot and that Trump agrees with the rioters who have been calling for Pence to be hanged, in line with Hutchinson’s testimony.

2:24 p.m.

Trump criticizes Pence in a tweet, slamming Pence for refusing to implement his unlawful scheme to overturn the election whereas presiding over the joint session of Congress.

2:28 p.m.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican and pro-Trump conspiracy theorist, tells Meadows by way of textual content that he ought to “inform the President to calm folks,” in line with messages obtained by CNN.

2:30 p.m.

US Capitol Police start evacuating lawmakers from the Home and Senate chambers, and the Secret Service evacuates Pence from the Senate ground, the place he was presiding.

2:32 p.m.

Fox Information host Laura Ingraham, who promoted a lot of Trump’s election lies, texts Meadows that “the president wants to inform folks within the Capitol to go house,” in line with messages obtained by CNN.

2:35 p.m.

Trump’s former appearing chief of employees Mick Mulvaney texts Meadows saying that Trump “must cease this, now,” and provides to assist, in line with messages obtained by CNN.

2:38 p.m.

Trump tweets that the rioters ought to “keep peaceable,” however does not inform them to depart the Capitol.

2:39 p.m.

Among the first Capitol home windows are smashed by Dominic Pezzola, an alleged Proud Boy who has been charged with seditious conspiracy. (He pleaded not responsible to expenses associated to the assault.) Extra pro-Trump rioters flood into the Capitol constructing after overrunning barricades, preventing previous law enforcement officials, and climbing up the inauguration scaffolding.

Round 2:40 p.m.

A bunch of Oath Keepers — a far-right extremist group — weave by means of throngs of rioters in a military-style formation and enter the Capitol constructing. A number of members of the group have been charged with seditious conspiracy.

2:44 p.m.

Professional-Trump rioter Ashli Babbitt is fatally shot by a police officer whereas attempting to interrupt into the Speaker’s Foyer, which is adjoining to the Home ground, whereas lawmakers have been evacuating. On the identical time, Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Georgia Republican who supported nullifying Biden’s victory in his state, texts Meadows that “It is actually unhealthy up right here on the hill,” in line with messages obtained by CNN.

Round 2:45 p.m.

Professional-Trump rioters invade the Senate ground and break into Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s workplace.

2:53 p.m.

Donald Trump Jr. texts Meadows, “He is bought to condem (sic) this shit. Asap. The captiol (sic) police tweet will not be sufficient,” in line with messages obtained by CNN. Meadows replies, “I’m pushing it arduous. I agree.”

Someday earlier than 3 p.m.

Trump speaks on the phone with Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy, who pleads with Trump to name off the mob, however Trump takes the aspect of the rioters, telling McCarthy that they appear to care extra concerning the election outcomes than he does, in line with CNN reporting.

Round 3 p.m.

White Home aides draft an announcement for Trump to launch, which might’ve condemned the violence and the “unlawful” actions of the rioters, in line with Hutchinson’s testimony. The assertion was by no means launched.

3:09 p.m.

Former Trump chief of employees Reince Priebus texts Meadows, “TELL THEM TO GO HOME !!!,” in line with messages obtained by CNN.

3:13 p.m.

Trump tweets that his supporters on the Capitol ought to “stay peaceable,” however once more does not inform them to depart the premises. On the identical time, Trump’s former Well being Secretary Tom Value texts Meadows saying, “POTUS ought to go on air and defuse this,” in line with messages obtained by CNN.

3:15 p.m.

Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter and senior adviser, calls the rioters “patriots” in a tweet, and tells them that “the violence should cease,” however doesn’t say that they need to go away the Capitol.

3:31 p.m.

Fox Information host Sean Hannity, who promoted a lot of Trump’s election lies, texts Meadows, “Can he make an announcement. I noticed the tweet. Ask folks to peacefully go away the capital,” in line with messages obtained by CNN. Meadows replies, “on it.”

4:05 p.m.

Trump Jr. texts Meadows, “We want an oval deal with. He has to steer now. It is gone too far and gotten out of hand,” in line with messages obtained by CNN. A couple of minutes later, Trump Jr. sends one other message saying, “Now Biden beating us to the punch.”

4:15 p.m.

Biden delivers a televised deal with, saying Capitol assault “borders on sedition,” and calling on Trump to inform his supporters to place “an finish to this siege.”

4:17 p.m.

Trump tweets out a video, the place he tells the rioters that “you must go house now,” however he additionally praises them and repeats the lie that fueled the assault itself — that the 2020 election was stolen.

6:01 p.m.

Trump tweets that “these are the issues and occasions that occur when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from nice patriots.”

Round 8 p.m.

US Capitol Police broadcasts that the Capitol constructing is safe. the Senate reconvenes, and Pence returns to the dais, saying, “To those that wreaked havoc in our capitol right now, you didn’t win.” Sen. Mitch McConnell, the chamber’s high Republican, calls the occasions of the day a “failed insurrection.”

8:39 p.m.

Trump speaks on the cellphone with Giuliani for 9 minutes, in line with White House call logs that have been obtained by the Washington Publish.

9:02 p.m.

The Home reconvenes.

10:11 p.m.

The Senate votes to reject the objection raised by GOP lawmakers to counting Arizona’s electoral votes, which have been awarded to Biden as a result of he received the favored vote in that state.

10:19 p.m.

Trump speaks with former White Home strategist Steve Bannon for seven minutes, in line with White House call logs that have been obtained by the Washington Publish.

11:08 p.m.

Trump talks to Hannity for eight minutes, in line with White House call logs that have been obtained by the Washington Publish.

11:10 p.m.

The Home votes to reject the objection raised by GOP lawmakers to counting Arizona’s electoral votes, which have been awarded to Biden as a result of he received the favored vote in that state.

January 7, 2021

12:40 a.m.

The Senate votes to reject the objection raised by GOP lawmakers to counting Pennsylvania’s electoral votes, which have been awarded to Biden as a result of he received the favored vote in that state.

3:10 a.m.

The Home votes to reject the objection raised by GOP lawmakers to counting Pennsylvania’s electoral votes, which have been awarded to Biden as a result of he received the favored vote in that state.

3:42 a.m.

Pence formally certifies Biden’s victory, and the joint session of Congress involves a detailed.

CNN’s Holmes Lybrand contributed to this story.