The clips of them being informed that Trump’s claims were bogus are worth parsing

as are others featured by the Jan. 6 committee

as are others featured by the Jan. 6 committee

One of the biggest questions the Jan. 6 committee faces is whether it can prove President Donald Trump knew better.

It’s possible Trump committed a crime even without knowing that what his critics call the “big lie” was,

in fact, a lie. But the crime the committee has spotlighted — obstruction of official proceeding

requires acting “corruptly.” Showing that Trump was told his claims were false,

or that he understood that and pressed forward with attempting to overturn democracy regardless, would be hugely significant.

Early in Thursday’s first public Jan. 6 hearing, the committee set about making that case.