Disinfo: The attack on Capitol Hill was a set-up

Summary

The set-up with the attack (now we understand what happened to the US special forces that have been invisible lately) on the Capitol Hill is already used to fabricate new accusations against Russia, has scared the leadership of the Republican Party. They have distanced themselves against Trump and most of them support the democrats usurpation of power in the country.

Disproof

An unfounded claim, describing the democratic process of electing Joe Biden for President as a “coup” and alluding without any evidence that the attack on Capitol Hill was a “set-up”.

6 January 2021, during a debate in the Senate, a number of Trump supporters broke through security perimeters and violently entered the Capitol, the seat of the US parliament, the Congress. The aim of the protesters was to impede the process of formally installing Joe Biden as the President of the United States, despite Biden winning the November election. An overview of the incident can be found here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 226
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/01/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Russia
  • Keywords: Republican Party (US), Democratic Party (US), Donald Trump, Conspiracy theory, Russophobia, Coup
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Disproof

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Disproof

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