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Showtime Series On January 6 U.S. Capitol Assault Set With ‘The Comey Rule’ Duo Billy Ray & Shane Salerno

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 2021-03-18

Showtime is set to develop an untitled limited series from The Comey Rule cohorts Billy Ray and Shane Salerno that will trace the events that led to the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. Whipped into a frenzy by a speech by outgoing President Donald Trump pressing unfounded claims of a stolen election, the Trump supporters forced their way into the building and wandered through its corridors, in search of legislators who were at that moment certifying the election results that made Joe Biden Trump’s successor. Some armed, others carrying zip-tie handcuffs and others calling for the hanging of Vice President Mike Pence for not bowing to Trump’s wishes to overturn the election, the protesters were finally beaten back by police as Senators and Congressmen evacuated and were forced to hide from perpetrators that got frighteningly close. Five died and more than 140 were injured in what incoming President Biden called an insurrection.

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