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The Moments That Helped Us Understand What Led To The Capitol Mob

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 6: An image of President Donald Trump appears on video screens before his speech to supporters from the Ellipse at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress pre... UNITED STATES - JANUARY 6: An image of President Donald Trump appears on video screens before his speech to supporters from the Ellipse at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress prepares to certify the electoral college votes. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 26, 2021 5:28 p.m.

When we were reporting our new TPM special report tracing the escalating election reversal schemes that led to the mob on Congress’ certification of Joe Biden’s win, we spent a lot of time rewatching coverage of the key episodes: public remarks, speeches and pre-Jan. 6 rallies that shaped the riotous mindset of the Donald Trump supporters who showed up in Washington that day.

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