Capitol attack committee chair vows to investigate Trump: ‘Nothing is off limits’

Bennie Thompson tells Guardian he will pursue wide-ranging inquiry to uncover root causes of January 6 attack

Congressman Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the new House select committee to scrutinize the Capitol attack, says he will investigate Donald Trump as part of his inquiry into the events of 6 January – a day he sees as the greatest test to the United States since the civil war.

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