Stock market news live updates: Stocks rise after day two of Powell testimony

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Associated Press

Takeaways: Trump risked provoking ‘constitutional crisis’

The House Jan. 6 committee is using Thursday’s hearing to show the pressure that Donald Trump put on the Justice Department to install a loyalist at the helm who would pursue the then-president’s false claims of voter fraud and stop the certification of the 2020 election that Democrat Joe Biden won. It’s the latest account of how close the United States came to having a constitutional crisis if the department leaders had not threatened to resign and the defeated incumbent was able to orchestrate a plan for the government to overturn election results in several pivotal states. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., led the hearing, saying it would show “how close we came to losing it all.”