The House Elections Committee investigating the January 6 Parliamentary riots will begin the first hearing of a series of hearings on Thursday night, releasing new information from the former president. Donald Trump The “center” of collaborative efforts to reverse the president Joe Biden2020 election victory.
New details show how that effort led directly to violence in the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by Trump supporter mobs, Commission aides reporters on the phone previewing the hearing. I told the group.
The hearing on Thursday will begin at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time, with opening remarks by Chairman Bennie Thompson (Democratic Party) and Republican Vice-Chairman Liz Cheney of Wyoming.
The nine-member committee is expected to watch a video from the day of the attack and hear testimony from Caroline Edwards, a parliamentary police officer who suffered traumatic brain injury from violence.
Documentary filmmaker Nick Quested, who was following members of the Proud Boys group on the far right on the day before the riot and on the day of the invasion itself, will also testify.
The Commission also said it would present unprecedented records and tapes from interviews with previous witnesses, including senior Trump administration officials, campaign aides, and the families of former Republican presidents. ..
Thursday’s hearing conducted more than 1,000 witness interviews, followed by a 10-month investigation by a select house committee that collected more than 140,000 documents and videos and audio from unpublished riots. I will.
“The Special Committee will begin presenting Americans with our first findings about the January 6 attack and its causes,” Panel Aide told reporters Wednesday afternoon. Hearing.
“The violence on January 6 shows that it was the result of a collaborative and multi-step effort to overturn the outcome of the 2020 elections and prevent the transfer of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. We will reveal new details. President Donald Trump was at the center of that effort. “
The aide also said, ” [Thursday’s] A hearing that goes beyond the testimony we have heard from living witnesses. “
There are only two members of the panel, Republicans. Illinois Congressman Chaney and Adam Kinzinger were both appointed Democrats of the Commission by Congressman Nancy Pelosi of D-Calif.
House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) cancels all five Republican candidates after Pelosi rejects two members, Jim Jordan, Ohio and Jim Banks, Indiana. I did.
Chaney lost his position as chairman of the GOP House Conference due to his participation in the committee and is now a Paria of many Republicans.
The riot began weeks after false claims that Trump actually won the popularity vote in the 2020 presidential election, and Biden’s electoral college victory was based on ballot fraud in a few swing states. Therefore, it was invalid.
No court accepted these arguments. And William Barr, then Trump’s own Attorney General, said the claim had no merit.
However, the invasion of the Houses of Parliament delayed the confirmation of Biden’s election victory by a joint session of parliament for hours.
Five people were killed in connection with the riot, including police officers in the Capitol and members of the mob who were shot while breaking a room adjacent to the room in the house.
The riots injured more than 100 police officers and led to the arrest of more than 800, making it one of the largest criminal investigations in the history of the Justice Department.
More than 300 parliamentary riot defendants have been found guilty and five have been convicted in court.
The next Commission hearing is scheduled for Monday morning, and the third hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.
There may be eight committee hearings this month, after which additional sessions will be possible.
The aide said the hearing represented the Commission’s initial findings and that “the investigation is underway.”
“We see this as revealing our first findings to Americans in this first series of hearings,” said the aide. “Everything remains on the table for what we may see in the future.”
They said the panel needed to publish a final report. Thompson, chair of the panel, indicated that the report could arrive by the fall.
Even as the Commission begins to publicly reveal its activities, it continues to seek testimony from several key witnesses.
Last month, the panel issued subpoenas to GOP House leader McCarthy and four other Republicans who refused to voluntarily cooperate with the investigation.
Some members of the group have shown that they may not follow those subpoenas.
McCarthy and Jordan, one of the targets of other subpoenas, wrote in The Wall Street Journal that the special committee “is armed with the government to attack the Republicans.”
Two former Trump White House aides, Peter Navarro and Steve Bannon, have been charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with the subpoena issued by the Commission.
The Justice Department assisted Dance Cabino by deciding not to file criminal charges against former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and refusing to comply with the Commission’s subpoena.