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Trump demanded that Secret Service help him join march on the Capitol

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Less than 48 hours from the start of the Jan. 6 hearings, The Washington Post detonated one of what will likely be many bombshells. It turns out that when Donald Trump wailed that the Secret Service wouldn’t let him follow through on his vow to join the MAGA horde as they marched to the Capitol, he wasn’t just blowing smoke.

According to Post sources briefed on witness accounts to House investigators, Trump had been badgering the Secret Service for some time before Jan. 6 to make a way for him to join the march. They resisted—only to have their hand forced when Trump made his now-infamous promise that when the insurrectionists walked to the Capitol, he would walk among them. This announcement set off a mad scramble for a way to secure a route for Trump—one that was abandoned in part because the Metropolitan Police were too busy tamping down the “wild” situation Trump himself had sparked.

According to witness........

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