The House Committee’s Sixth Hearing Investigating the January 6, 2021 Capitol Attack was stunning in his revelations and vivid in his descriptions of conversations and actions at the White House on and before that date.
The June 28 hearing came as a surprise. The committee would not hold any other hearings in June.
The seventh January 6 committee hearing will take place on July 12 at 10 a.m. EST. Commissioner Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told Face the Nation that the subject of the next hearing will be “the efforts to rally the January 6 crowd.” The commission will investigate who took part in the riot — including far-right white nationalist groups — who funded it and how it was organized, Schiff said.
Representative Jamie Raskin, D-Md., joked that reporters shouldn’t go on a long vacation when asked when the next hearing might take place.
“We’ve kept you on your toes,” Raskin told reporters on Tuesday. “We call hearings at our discretion.”
The committee has completed six hearings to date. Here’s what happened to each:
Day 1: The first hearing on June 9 described a “sprawling, multi-step conspiracy” to stop the peaceful transfer of power led by Trump. Read the takeaway.
Day 2: On June 13, Trump associates and former Attorney General Bill Barr gave an explosive testimony describing how they advised Trump not to declare victory on election night and how he ignored evidence that he had lost the election. Read the takeaway.
Day 3: Thursday’s hearing revealed efforts by Trump’s lawyers and allies to convince Pence to undo the election, despite knowing those efforts were likely illegal. Luttig told the committee that if Pence carried out Trump’s plan, it would have plunged America into what he believes would have been a revolution within a constitutional crisis. Read the takeaway.
Day 4: State officials in Georgia and Arizona told the Jan. 6 committee at Tuesday’s hearing that they received threats after refusing to abide by Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse the 2020 election results. Read the takeaways†
Day 5: Former Justice Department officials told the commission about Trump’s pressure on them to investigate unfounded allegations of voter fraud and his ultimately failed plan to install an attorney general sympathetic to the conspiracy. Read the takeaways
Day 6: Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson portrayed Donald Trump as reckless and unhinged, describing how he knew those at his January 6 rally were armed, but wanted them to march to the Capitol anyway — and he didn’t. join them. Hutchinson also revealed that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows asked for a pardon after the Capitol riots, along with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. Recounting a conversation with the head of Trump’s security department, she said that a Secret Service agent was physically assaulted by Trump for refusing to take him to the Capitol as the mob arrived. Read the takeaways
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What happened on day 1: A ‘refined’ 7-part plan. ‘Slip in people’s blood’: Prime-time takeaways January 6 hearing
What happened on day 2: Trump ignored aides and evidence he lost, panel says he ripped off donors: Jan 6 hearings
What happened on day 3: Trump Called Pence ‘Asshole’ As VP Opposed ‘Pressure Campaign’ To Undo Election
What happened on day 4: State Election Officials Tell Commission of Pressure, Threats From Trump and Allies on Jan. 6
What happened on day 5: Trump leaned on DOJ to topple 2020 election, witnesses tell Jan. 6 commission
What happened on day 6: Trump jumped out at a security chief on Jan. 6 and demanded to go to the Capitol, says a hearing
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Commission hearings of January 6: next hearings are in July