The committee will begin its public hearings tonight on 6 January. At the first hearing, there are currently a total of six, the jury is expected to present its findings to the American public on the role of former President Donald Trump in the 2020 cancellation scheme and, more specifically, on how extremist elements were involved in the effort. to stop the peaceful transfer of power.
Daily Kos will release live updates from tonight’s hearing starting at 20:00 ET.
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For more information on the committee’s inquiries so far, see the related links below. A GREAT guide is available to help you find out who’s who, as well as daily interviews by Kosa with one of the committee’s first witnesses, as well as law enforcement officers who fought the crowd on January 6th.
The next hearing is scheduled for 13 June at 22:00 ET. Additional meetings are expected on 15 June at 22:00 ET. and June 16 at 13:00 ET. The date of the hearing on 21 June has not yet been confirmed. The last presentation is scheduled for June 23, and this hearing will take place at the best time, for example, tonight at 8 pm
Eyewitnesses on Thursday night include filmmaker Nick Quest, who starred in the film Proud Boys through Jan. 6, and U.S. Captain Police Officer Caroline Edwards, who suffered a traumatic brain injury following an attack on a crowd.
New videos from January 6 are expected to be released during tonight’s hearing, easing the elements of the extremists who played that day. A lot of attention will probably be paid to the speech Trump said from Ellipse. It was these statements that earned him a second impulse for inciting rebellion.
Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Rafensperger, is reportedly among the witnesses next week, who once called Trump to “find” 11,000 votes to beat current president Joe Biden’s victory in the state. Members of the office of former vice president Mike Pensa, including former chief of staff Mark Short and former chief adviser Greg Jacobs, have been invited to testify. Other witnesses called are said to have been officials in the Department of Justice under Trump, including Jeffrey Rosen and Richard Donogue. More information on this in the coming days.
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President Benny Thompson is opening the hearing tonight, thanks to everyone for his attention.
“I’m Benny Thompson, chairman of the committee on January 6, born and still living in Bolton, Mississippi,” he says, explaining his origins in the part of the country where people justify slavery. and linen.
“I am reminded of this dark history because today I hear voices trying to justify the insurgency on January 6, 2021,” Thompson said.
In his opening speech tonight, President Thompson outlines how iIn 1862, when citizens took up arms against the state, Congress took a new oath that no one who supported the uprising could hold public office. Deputies swear to protect the Constitution from all enemies, both foreign and domestic.
He praises the officers who defended the Capitol on January 6.
They did so to defend “your voice,” Thompson said, to protect a peaceful transfer of power.
President Thompson says the truth must be met with determination and determination, and he makes a speech. He has made clear what the committee believes it has found: convincing evidence that the 45th President tried to overthrow the election. Let us now turn to the remarks made by Rep. Committee Vice-President Liz Cheney. She is just one of two Republicans, including Illinois rapper Adam Kinzinger.
In her opening remarks, Vice-President Lisa Cheney said the public would hear widespread evidence tonight and in the coming weeks of Tramp’s comprehensive conspiracy to cancel the 2020 elections.
Cheney: “January 6 was not a spontaneous incident.” Intelligence revealed that it was a well-designed plan. The committee will identify the elements of these plans and show how the Proud Boys brought the crowd into the Capitol building on 6 January.
She continued: “On the morning of January 6, President Donald Trump ithe intention was to remain in POTUS, despite the legitimate results of the 2020 elections and in violation of his constitutional duty to relinquish power.
For months, Donald Trump oversaw and coordinated a sophisticated seven-part plan to cancel the election and prevent the transfer of presidential power.
The second hearing will show evidence that Trump knew he had lost the election but had committed fraud by encouraging him to win.
In a statement from Ivanca Trump before the meeting on 6 January, at which she was confronted with questions about Mr Barra’s conclusion that fraud was not widespread, she said that Barra’s determination “affected her outlook.
“I accepted what he said,” Ivanka Trump said.
Cheney: Trump ignored the decisions of our national courts, his campaign leadership, White House staff, government officials, the DOJ and the DHS. He invested millions in campaign money to target false information and run ads that he knew were false.
Trump tried to “convince millions that the election was corrupt and he was the true president. This disinformation campaign sparked violence on January 6,” said Cheney.
Vice President Cheney says we will hear about Trump’s calls to Georgia officials, attempts to remove certified election states “without a real basis and against the law.”
We will hear about Trump officials transferring two-story layers, falsely claiming that Trump won the states in which he actuallyy lost
During the last two hearings, Cheney says we will hear Trump summon a violent crowd and make them march to the Capitol.
During the violence, Tramp failed to take immediate action and force his supporters to leave the Capitol.
The investigation is still ongoing. So what will be revealed here will not be the big picture.
The DOJ is still working with witnesses, and Cheney says only PART of the information at his disposal has been revealed so far.
She mentioned the visit to the White House by Michael Flinn, Rudy Juliani, Sydney Powell and others involved, where they discussed plans to force the military to take over voting facilities and possibly repeat the election.
Cheney says the public will hear as Trump met the group alone, before White House lawyers and staff discovered the group was there and hurried to intervene.
A little over an hour later, after they left, Trump sent a tweet inviting people to come to Washington on January 6.
“Be there, it will be wild,” Tramps wrote.
Subsequent hearings will be divided into segments, with special attention to each. One hearing will focus on the DOJ pressure campaign, while another will focus on the Penny pressure campaign. The last court hearings will look at the violence of the day, the direct reactions of those inside, captive outside the Capitol and those in the White House watching Trump sit idle.
General Mark Milleley, Trump’s joint chief of staff, summed up a series of talks that then-Vice President Mike Penn testified before the House Committee on January 6: “He was very exciting and very open. Very direct, unambiguous orders. There was no question about that,… Secretary Miller: “Bring the military here. Bring the guard here. “Milleley’s conversation with Trump Chief of Staff Mark Mouth was very different in tone, and Medow asked Milley to” kill the story that the vice president makes all the decisions. ” , Meadows told him, calling the remarks a “red flag.”
Ten minutes of video footage was shown in the cameras tonight. It showed airborne shots of the crowd, as well as body chambers worn by officers who worked for hours to repel them. We saw the attack from new angles. One can hear the intensity, the waving of the presidential supporters. Mockery and ridicule, as well as requests to find Pens and Speaker Pelosi to hang them.
The radio broadcast gives a clear picture of the terrorist officers they experienced when they realized how horrified they were.
In other moments of the video shown tonight, the committee will determine the key moment in the timeline. They show a clip of the proud boy Dominic Pecola, who is now charged with a conspiracy where he breaks into the Capitol building, breaking through a window and letting others enter behind him. It took place on January 6 around 2:15 p.m.
A proud boy Joe Bigs is also entering around this time.
And then within ten minutes, Trump sends a tweet saying Pence didn’t have the courage to stop the count.
More than an hour earlier, Penny said he had no right to stop the count or change the outcome.