The Trump Subpoena Will Be the Headline, But the Real Washington News Was Elsewhere

From a story on politico.com by Jeff  Greenfield headlined “The Trump Subpoena Will Be the Headline, But the Real Washington News Was Elsewhere”:

It was essentially two-and-a-half hours of leadup to the final moment of the Jan. 6 hearing. Donald Trump, in the words of Vice Chair Liz Cheney, had a “premeditated plan to declare the election was fraudulent and stolen before Election Day”; he knew he had lost and fed his base endless lies about it; he welcomed a siege of the Capitol and did nothing to stop it. And because, in Cheney’s words, the “cause of Jan. 6th was one man… his state of mind, his intent, his motivations…,” his testimony was required.