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Jan 6 Capitol riot hearings raise questions of whether Trump can be prosecuted

Former president Donald Trump on screen during a hearing to investigate the Jan 6 US Capitol attack on July 21, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON - On the same day that the House committee probing last year's Jan 6 attack on the Capitol held its eighth hearing, a sign appeared outside the Trump Tower in New York City bearing one word: "Prosecute."

Thursday's (July 21) protest against former president Donald Trump outside his landmark skyscraper in the Big Apple was organised by the Not Above the Law coalition of activist groups, which have vowed to hold him accountable.

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