A synopsis of last evenings public session by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capital, from my buddy, an ex-Army intel officer, who lives back in DC:
What did the public learn (not opinions or speculation, just the facts).
Trump was fully aware he lost the election. The Attorney General and many others provided him the information.
Trump refused to listen and insisted on pursuing the stolen election lie and action to have it overturned.
Video testimony from leaders of several of the radical groups showed they were present because Trump asked them to come to DC.
Several expected Trump would march with them to the Capitol.
The Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers had meetings to discuss the assault. Weapons were held in Virginia in case they were needed to take over other Federal buildings.
The Proud Boys moved down the Mall to the Capitol two hours before Trump spoke at the Ellipse.
There was nothing spontaneous about the breach of the Capitol.
The Proud Boys encouraged and led the crowd Trump sent after them to assault the Capitol and led the break in.
Regardless of appeals from key aides, Republicans in Congress and his family (Ivanka) Trump took no action to dissuade the mob, and yelled at those who asked him to do so.
He sat and watched it all unfold on TV and ran back the videos several times to watch his favorite parts of the attack.
When Trump saw the crowd was chanting "hang Mike Pence" , he commented, "Maybe he deserves it."
At no time did Trump contact any authorities (Pentagon, DHS, etc.) to take any action to stop the attack.
General Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said Pence ordered the Pentagon to commit the National Guard. This raises the question as to who was "Commander in Chief" at that moment.
Milley said later Meadows, Trump's Chief of Staff tried to get him to say Trump gave the order for the Guard. Milley refused.