Jan. 6 Hearing: People Who Believed Trump Face Consequences. So Far, Trump Doesn't. : The NPR Politics Podcast The committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack held its seventh public hearing Tuesday, focusing on the role right-wing extremist groups – such as the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers – played in planning the deadly siege.

It also featured testimony from Stephen Ayres, a former Ohio factory worker, who said he stormed the Capitol after President Trump suggested it because he believed Trump's claims that the election had been stolen.

And: President Trump attempted to call a witness in the Jan. 6 investigation following the last hearing on June 28 with Cassidy Hutchinson, the committee said.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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Jan. 6 Hearing: People Who Believed Trump Face Consequences. So Far, Trump Doesn't.

Jan. 6 Hearing: People Who Believed Trump Face Consequences. So Far, Trump Doesn't.

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Stephen Ayres, who has pleaded guilty to entering the Capitol illegally on January 6, testifies before a full committee hearing on "the January 6th Investigation," on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2022, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Stephen Ayres, who has pleaded guilty to entering the Capitol illegally on January 6, testifies before a full committee hearing on "the January 6th Investigation," on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2022, in Washington, DC.

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The committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack held its seventh public hearing Tuesday, focusing on the role right-wing extremist groups – such as the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers – played in planning the deadly siege.

It also featured testimony from Stephen Ayres, a former Ohio factory worker, who said he stormed the Capitol after President Trump suggested it because he believed Trump's claims that the election had been stolen.

And: President Trump attempted to call a witness in the Jan. 6 investigation following the last hearing on June 28 with Cassidy Hutchinson, the committee said.

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