A series of 6 organized hearings by the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack started on June 9, 2022. The 1st hearing was scheduled in the evening and broadcast live on prime-time television.
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On January 6, 2021, Donald Trump’s aims to reverse the 2020 U.S. presidential election peaked with a mob of Trump’s promoters striking the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The House of Representatives proceeded with a bill to make a dual party, independent inquiry commission on the attack, modeled after the 9/11 Commission. Still, it failed due to a filibuster by Republicans in the Senate.
- June 9, 2022 -Thursday – 8 P.M (E.T.)
- June 13, 2022 – Monday -10 A.M (ET)
- June 15, 2022 (postponed) – Wednesday -10 A.M (ET)
- June 16 2022 – Thursday – 1 P.M (ET)
- June 21, 2022 -Tuesday -1 P.M (E.T.)
- June 23, 2022- Thursday- 3 P.M (ET)
A planned sixth hearing has not yet been scheduled, and the committee may add a seventh.
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Watch day 5 of the Jan 6 congressional hearings.
June 9, 2022 Jan 6 hearing highlights
The committee panel inscribed that Donald Trump attempted to overturn a free and fair democratic election by promoting a seven-part conspiracy. As Bennie Thompson, chairman of the committee, “January 6 was the culmination of an attempted coup, a bold attempt, as one rioter put it shortly after January 6, to bring down the government. The cruelty was no accident. It shows Trump’s last stand, a hopeless chance to stop the transfer of power.”
As per the committee, Trump’s “falsehood to the American people, disregarded all proofs disproving his false fraud claims, influenced state and federal officers to throw out election outcome gratifying his challenger, encouraged a violent mob to storm the Capitol and even notified support for the execution of his vice president. If the country does not investigate and pursue accountability for those responsible, the Court fears January 6 will repeat itself.” Liz Cheney stimulated all Americans to go through the opinion in full. Cheney said Trump’s attempts were part of a “sophisticated seven-part plan,” which the committee hearings would establish.
The Trump administration’s seven-part plan to reverse the 2020 election, according to the January 6 Committee was:
1. Trump knew that he would lose the 2020 election but opened out deception to the American public and made wrong statements affirming notable voter fraud led to his loss
2. Trump outlined removing and replacing the Attorney General and Justice Department officials to force the DOJ to carry out wrong assertions of election fraud
3. Trump forced Vice President Pence to refuse certified electoral votes in the official count on January 6, an infraction of the U.S. Constitution
4. Trump pressured state lawmakers and election officers to change election come outs on his side
5. Trump’s legal team and assistants directed Republicans in various states to make and send false “substitute” electoral slates to Congress and the National Archives;
6. Trump called for and assembled a destructive mob in Washington and sent them to march on the U.S. Capitol
7. Trump disregarded multiple requests to speak out in real-time against the mob severity, declined to instruct his backers to disband, and failed to take immediate actions to halt attacks on the Capitol
June 13 Hearing highlights
Pak left his post days before the January 6 attack; he told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the White House told him Trump would remove him if he did not openly state his office had caught election fraud in Georgia. Committee member Zoe Lofgren and senior enquires counsel Amanda Wick narrated how Trump used wrong claims of election by a “left-wing mob” to solicit donations for an “Official Election Defense Fund” starting days after the election. The solicitation gathered some $250 million, nearly $100 million, in the first week after the trickery of the election.
Reuter’s survey of the legal language of the email appeal days after they started showing that donors were said to register for recurring donations and that donations under $8,000 would not go into a defense fund but instead to Trump’s Save America PAC and to the Republican National Committee, which would have wide caution with the funds. Lofgren stated, “Not only was there the big lie, but there was also the big rip-off.” Kimberly Guilfoyle had been paid $60,000 for delivering a 2½-minute introduction at the Stop the Steal rally.
June 16, Day 3 highlights
A hearing first scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, was postponed due to “technical issues.” Committee member Zoe Lofgren said the minimal video staff needed more time to prepare the videos and exhibits. The third hearing was conducted on Thursday, June 16, at 1 P.M. (E.T.). It inspected the pressure on Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the election results, but Pence himself was not present at the hearing.
Before the hearing, Luttig wrote a statement for the data that Trump and his co-ordinators “set in motion” war on democracy “so that he could get up to power. “January 6 “was the final fateful day for implementing a well-developed plan by the former president to reverse the 2020 presidential election at any state.” On the day before the Capitol attack, Luttig had at the Penance appeal’s aides—openly suggested that the vice president had no constitutional authority to intercede in the election certification, which Pence stated in his January 6 letter saying he would not interfere.
At the closing of the hearing, Luttig said: that Donald Trump and his allies are a clear threat to American democracy. They would try to overturn that 2024 election in the same way that they attempted to overturn the 2020 election but succeeded in 2024.
June 21, Day four highlights
The fourth hearing examined a scheme to send certified Biden elector slates back to critical states with Republican-controlled legislatures. The trick, promoted by Trump attorney John Eastman, became known as the Pence Card. The committee presented part of a video deposition of the Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel, who testified Trump had called her about helping to further the scheme; Eastman also participated in the call. Ruby Freeman and her daughter Wandrea “Shaye” Moss, Georgia election workers, testified about their experiences. After the election, Trump and Giuliani amplified a video that baselessly and falsely alleged that Freeman and Moss had committed election fraud
The first hearing was shown live by all the major networks except Fox News. Live coverage was provided by major broadcast television networks as well as cable channels & also various live streaming outlets. An estimated 20 million households watched the first hearing on television. Instead of telecasting the hearing live, Fox News broadcasts Tucker Carlson Tonight and Hannity without commercial breaks for the entire two-hour hearing.