NPR has put together a very useful timeline of what happened last Wednesday. Aside from the generic value of knowing what happened when, it also gives considerable evidence for both sides – pro Trump and anti Trump – to make their case about the President’s involvement and responsibility level.
I’ve provided the link. You can provide your version of the story it tells.
However, given the near-100% “Trump incited a riot” narrative being presented by mainstream media, I will show you an excerpt from one Trump-sympathetic reading – that of Rahim Kassam, writing for thenationalpulse.com:
President Trump’s speech didn’t conclude until 1:11pm, and with at least a 45-minute walk between the two locations with crowd-related delays, that would put the first people from Trump’s speech at Capitol Hill no earlier than 1:56pm – a full hour and sixteen minutes after troublemakers arrived.
In fact, rioters who breached the perimeter would have had to leave before Trump’s speech even began (at 12pm precisely) to make it in time for the events as they are detailed by authorities.
The Washington Post also states: “Sund’s outer perimeter on the Capitol’s west side was breached within 15 minutes,” meaning the Capitol was breached over an hour before Trump speech attendees could have even begun to arrive.
This correlates with Sund’s interview, where he admits: “I realized at 1pm, things aren’t going well… I’m watching my people getting slammed.”
Again, 1pm would have been a full 56-minutes before any Trump speech-attendees could have begun arriving, let alone breaching the perimeter and clashing with police. Downtown Washington, D.C. roads were closed. There was no way of arriving faster, let alone before the President had finished speaking.
At 1:09pm, still before the President had finished speaking, Sund called the Sergeants-at-arms of the House and Senate. He told them it was time to call in the National Guard. He even said he wanted an emergency declaration. Both, however, said they would “run it up the chain” and get back to him.
At 1:50pm the Capitol itself was breached. Still before most Trump speech attendees could have arrived.
There’s a reading of the timeline that, at least in my experience, has been completely ignored by mainstream media, in their frenzy to blame the Trump speech for what happened.
Does it hold water? Your call.