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The Jan. 6 Select Committee at a Thursday hearing honed in on House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (Calif.) conversations with then-President Trump as the Capitol was under attack.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) introduced a montage of clips from deposition testimony and other clips detailing McCarthy’s repeated attempts to reach out to Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, pleading with them to have Trump do more to call off the mob.

Molly Michael, former executive assistant to the president, said that McCarthy had contacted former White House deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino’s desk line, and that the call was then transferred to the president. Michael testified that Trump was in the White House dining room when he took the call.

In a Fox News clip from the day of the attack, McCarthy talked on the air about speaking to Trump.

“I think we need to make a statement, make sure that we can calm individuals down,” McCarthy said.

Marc Short, chief of staff to then-Vice President Mike Pence, said that McCarthy had indicated he had a conversation with Trump or someone in the White House.

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