The committee is meeting for the third time this month on January 6 to uncover evidence that its investigators are claiming to have uncovered a conspiracy by former President Donald Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 elections.
On Thursday, June 16, the selection committee will focus on how the scheme specifically targeted former Vice President Mike Pence and how longtime conservative lawyer John Eastman helped the 45th president move forward on this agenda by promoting unconstitutional legal theories as the nation approached a deadly uprising. until The U.S. Capitol, which killed several people and injured hundreds.
Watch a preview of this reporter for today’s hearing at the related link below. And for information on the first two hearings, check out the link to today’s live broadcast below.
RELATED STORY: On 6 January, the committee anticipates that the Penis pressure campaign
Today’s hearing begins at 13:00 ET. Two additional hearings are still scheduled: on 21 June and 23 June. Both should be on air at 13:00 ET. On Thursday morning, the committee had not yet announced whether / when it would schedule the sixth hearing, as originally scheduled after the postponement last week. Times are subject to change.
RELATED STORY: On January 6, the committee is just getting started
RELATED STORY: 6 January Committee’s day of condemnation leading to possible prosecution of Trump
RELATED STORY: The Great Guide: Who’s Who in the Committee’s January 6 Inquiry
Thursday, 16 June 2022 · 18:33:49 +00: 00 · Brandy Buhman
The hearing has now lasted almost 2 hours, as members of the former vice president’s office described the troubled battle between them and Trump’s lawyer, John Eastman, as Eastman pursued a legal strategy that many witnesses said he knew was not viable.
Thursday, 16 June 2022 · 18:38:33 +00: 00 · Brandy Buhman
Witness Greg Jacob attends a meeting on January 4 and 5 with a team of Pens lawyers. More details in this thread:
Thursday, 16 June 2022 · 18:45:36 +00: 00 · Brandy Buhman
The committee is currently taking a short break, and when they return, the commission says it will delve into the dangers posed to Penns and the way Chief of Staff Mark Short was so upset that he felt the need to alert the Secret Service.
Thursday, June 16, 2022 · 18:54:09 +00: 00 · Brandy Buhman
Jacob’s main testimony today was his account of the meeting with Eastman 24 hours before the uprising. It will be recalled that during the Eastman meeting on January 4, Jacob had been told that he would NOT recommend that Pens reject voters.
But almost as soon as Eastman sat down with Jacob the next morning, words flowed from his mouth.
“I am here to ask you to reject the electorate.” Eastman said.
Jacob was so surprised that he grabbed a notebook and wrote it down. Investigation attorney John Wood on Thursday told Jacob to make a clear change of position.
There were only 24 hours left until the joint session.
“So Eastman wanted to abandon the very approach he was just arguing about?
Jacob was clear to the selection committee.
“Yes,” he said.
Thursday, June 16, 2022 · 18:54:42 +00: 00 · Brandy Buhman
The break is over.
Thursday, June 16, 2022 · 19:00:43 +00: 00 · Jessica Sutherland
Here’s a former Penny COS Mark Short explains Trump’s false claim that he was “aligned” with Penny about the election scheme:
Thursday, June 16, 2022 · 19:10:14 +00: 00 · Jessica Sutherland
Thursday, June 16, 2022 · 19:10:40 +00: 00 · Jessica Sutherland
Thursday, June 16, 2022 · 19:16:50 +00: 00 · Brandy Buhman
A confidential informant told prosecutors that the proud boys would have killed Penny if they had found him on January 6. Anyone they would have captured would have been killed, the informant said.
Thursday, June 16, 2022 · 19:21:35 +00: 00 · Jessica Sutherland
Trump’s world staff describes what they heard about the Trump and Pensa call on January 6:
Thursday, June 16, 2022 · 19:25:46 +00: 00 · Jessica Sutherland
The timing of Trump’s ongoing public attacks on Penns and how they were interpreted by the rebel crowd are described in more detail below. Around 5:30 a.m., a strong collection of previously unreleased photos and animations show how much danger the vice president faces when he and his team are rushed to safety.
Thursday, June 16, 2022 · 19:25:55 +00: 00 · Brandy Buhman
Even after the Capitol’s dismissal, the vice president nearly perished, several people were killed and hundreds of police officers were injured, John Eastman still pressed, wrote to Pens and asked if they would leave the legislature and send them back to the states.
Jacob said Penny called it “rubber room things.”
When rep. Agillar asked Jacob’s lawyer what he understood, and Jacob said it was clear.
Penny said what Trump and Eastman wanted, especially after all the bloodshed, was “demonstrably insane.”
Thursday, June 16, 2022 · 19:34:39 +00: 00 · Brandy Buhman
The committee shows Eastman’s e-mail sent to Rudi Juliani two days after the uprising asking him to be included in the pardon list.