The House of Representatives Select Committee to investigate the failed mutiny in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 initially decided only to hold six public hearings, according to a draft schedule, but just announced its seventh.
Additional hearings are made necessary by the sheer weight of evidence available regarding the deadly attack on the heart of government in Washington, D.C., which was carried out by angry supporters of Donald Trump in an attempt to reverse his defeat in the 2020 presidential election.
The committee revealed in a tweet on Twitter that the committee’s next hearing will take place on Tuesday, July 12 at 1 p.m. ET.
This news comes exactly a week after the explosive testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, the former aide to Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, who revealed compelling details about the 45th president’s behavior on the day of the riot.
Mrs. Hutchinson said Mr. Trump showed indifference to the prospect of his supporters in Washington showing up armed and encouraged security to allow them to bypass metal detectors to inflate crowds.
It also revealed that he tried to control a presidential vehicle out of the hands of Secret Service agents when they prevented him from joining the rally at the Capitol and later threw his lunch against the wall in anger.
The next session will reportedly focus on the role of Trump and his allies in drawing thousands of supporters into the nation’s capital in time for the riots themselves, which are intended to stop a joint session of Congress ratifying the results state by state. It is a formality that the president had asked Vice President Mike Pence to attempt sabotage.
Next Tuesday’s hearing will be another daytime meeting, which means House Committee Penny Thompson will host at least one public hearing after next Tuesday’s hearing, as committee lawmakers have committed to holding their final hearing during prime time to allow more Americans to watch.
Overall, the hearings so far have sought to determine how Mr. Trump pushed the conspiracy theory that Joe Biden’s election victory was fraudulently achieved, knowing it was false and conspiring with his associates to try to overturn the outcome in violation of federal laws. .
“We want to paint as clear a picture as possible of what happened,” Thompson told reporters last month before the proceedings began.
“The public needs to know what they think. We just have to show clearly what happened on January 6.”
Sessions usually last between 2 and 2.5 hours.
A commission member leads each of the hearings, but attorneys who know sensitive material well conduct most of the witness questioning.
Most of those who showed up were summoned, and lawyers showed texts, photos and videos to explain their case.
As we have seen, the content and schedule of hearings may be subject to change but you can follow all the latest updates on independent With our live blog and regular breaking news updates.