Lawmakers on the House January 6 committee will air the inquiry’s findings during a public hearing Thursday.

A primetime hearing Thursday will kick off the House January 6 committee’s public hearings.
The 8 pm hearing will feature “previously unseen material,” the committee said.
Donald Trump has made his desire for counter programming clear to congressional allies.

For the past year, the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol has conducted hundreds of interviews. It has fought in federal court for records, and recommended criminal charges against Trump allies who have defied the panel’s subpoenas.

Now, the special Housel panel is going primetime.

At 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, the House January 6 committee is holding the first of several hearings to air its findings from the investigation into the breach of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. A second hearing is set for 10 a.m. on Monday, June 13.

Thursday’s hearing will provide a first flavor of how the House committee plans to present its work. The House committee has yet to announce a schedule for further hearings, but there are expected to be about a half dozen in June.

Looming large over the hearings is Trump, who has communicated his desire for counter programming to congressional allies. It is unclear what new information the House committee will present, but the committee has reportedly concluded it has enough evidence to make a criminal referral to the Justice Department recommending charges against the former president.

Previewing Thursday’s hearing, the committee said it would feature “previously unseen material documenting January 6th,” along with witness testimony. The initial witnesses include a documentarian who interviewed members of the Proud Boys — a far-right group whose members were charged Monday with seditious conspiracy — and Caroline Edwards, a respected Capitol Police officer believed to be the first officer injured during the January 6 attack.

The string of hearings will combine to provide the American public with what the House committee described as a summary of its findings about a “coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power.”

Here are the members of the committee to watch as the public hearings unfold.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, chair of the House January 6 committeeRep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi says the committee’s investigation is the most “significant work” he has done while in office.

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Source:: Business Insider

      

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