How to Watch It Thursday, January 6

How to Watch It Thursday, January 6 ...

The next committee hearing on Thursday, January 6, will be held at the same time as the previous one.

As it continues to argue about how the Capitol incident occurred, who was involved, and where is responsible, the committee is moving toward a conclusion.

Even though chairman Rep. Bonnie Thompson, a Mississippi, tested positive for COVID-19, the House select committee investigating the tragic Jan. 6, 2021, US Capitol assault will hold its next hearing during prime-time hours on Thursday, July 21, still holding its hearing.

Chairman Thompson is defying his COVID diagnosis but has instructed the Select Committee to proceed with the hearing on Thursday evenings. Committee members and staff wish the Chairman the best possible recovery. https://t.co/2VZCBJzGh9

Thislect committee, which was created more than a year ago, is investigating the events surrounding the Jan. 6 incident and those who influenced the more than 800 people who were arrested in an attempt to halt Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election. Six sessions took place in June, and will continue to hold more in July.

When will the next committee hearing be held on January 6?

The next committee hearing will take place on Thursday, July 21, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

What can I expect from the next hearing?

C-SPAN and the Jan. 6 committees YouTube channel will likely broadcast the session live. News networks such as CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC will likely broadcast it live. The last prime-time hearing was carried by Fox Business rather than Fox News.

In the first hearing, what did the committee reveal?

The first hearing, on June 9, gave an idea of what to anticipate while also displaying never-before-seen deposition testimony and footage from the Capitol incident.

Rep. Thompson, the committee's vice chairman, and a Wyoming Republican, spoke during the two-hour hearing. They talked about how officials from Trumps administration did not believe his claims of voter fraud, how multiple Republican members of Congress demanded presidential pardons for their roles in trying to overturn the election, and how, when the mob chanted Hang Mike Pence, the vice president,Trump said: He deserves it.

The second half of the hearing included testimony from two witnesses, documentary filmmaker Nick Quested and Capitol police officer Caroline Edwards. Quested had been with the Proud Boys, a far-right group, at a brief meeting on January 5 between the group's leader at the time, Enrique Tarrio, and Stewart Rhodes, the leader of another far-right group called the Oath Keepers. Tarrio, Rhodes, and other members of their groups have since been charged with seditious conspiracy.

Quested also stated that hundreds of Proud Boys were coming to the Capitol on the morning of January 6 before Trump gave his address that day, which was the trigger for other supporters to go toward the Capitol, where Congress would confirm Biden's election victory.

Edwards testified about the mob of Trump followers' violence on January 6th, and also about her injuries on that day.

What did the second hearing reveal?

The hearing on June 13 examined Trump's and his administration's phony allegations that the 2020 presidential election was supposedly stolen, which has been dubbed the Big Lie.

During the hearing, video testimony from former White House counsel Eric Herschmann, White House staff secretary Derek Lyons, former Attorney General Bill Barr, and others were shown. The officials concluded that there was no basis for the allegations of election fraud.

Trump lost the election, knew he lost, yet he continued to claim the election was stolen and spread the Big Lie.

Watch the special committees hearing 2 recap on pic.twitter.com/CQOXUKjLc6

BJay Pak, a former Philadelphia City Commissioner, and election attorney Benjamin Ginsberg gave live testimony disproving Trump's statements and administration's claims. The committee's findings also revealed how the election conspiracies were used to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for pro-Trump political organizations.

The select committee discovered that the Save America Pac made millions of dollars in contributions to pro-Trump organizations, including one million dollars to Mark Meadows' charitable organization pic.twitter.com/L0aJ1HeNwu.

What was the topic of the third hearing?

Pence was the focus of almost all of the committee's discussions on June 16: how the former vice president did not have the authority to suspend the counting of electoral votes. John Eastman, a lawyer who was advising Trump, advocated a legal theory that Pence has this power, although it isnt enshrined in the Constitution.

Greg Jacob, Pences' head counsel, and former federal judge Michael Luttig testified against the vice president's powers and their assessment that Pence couldn't stop the voting count. The committee played depositions from members of Trumps staff who claimed that the former president and others in his administration agreed that Pence couldn't alter the election results, although some still exerted pressure for him to do so.

In addition, the committee listened to Eastman's deposition, which he admitted to the fifth time during his testimony and had requested a presidential pardon for his actions.

What happened during the fourth hearing?

Rusty Bowers, Arizona House of Representatives speaker, testified before the committee on June 21. He said Trump and his lawyer at the time, Rudy Giuliani, demanded that Bowers accept that the state would send pro-Trump electors rather than the legitimate electors it would already send to DC. Bowers also said two Republican members of Congress asked him to support Trump's attempt to decertify Biden's victory, which he did not agree to.

The committee played several testimony videos from witnesses who said Trump was involved in preparing to organize these phony voters together with Eastman, a lawyer who predicted that the election would be overturned.

Bowers says on a second late December telephone conversation with Trump, he assured the president that he would not do anything unlawful for him. Days later, Eastman phoned Bowers again and pressured him to decertify Biden's victory in Arizona.

After a brief break, the committee heard testimony from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his deputy Gabe Sterling, as well as Georgia election workers Wandrea Shaye Moss and her mother, Ruby Freeman. All four spoke of the almost ongoing abuse they received after Trump, Giuliani, and others singled out them for making fraudulent claims.

Raffensperger testified about the conversation he had with Trump, who was attempting to woo 11,000 additional votes. Sterling talked about the threats of physical harm election workers received based on false allegations about the election.

After video footage was used to deceive Trump's team and supporters, Moss and Freeman became a target for the pair, who denied they were engaging in illegal activities and counting fake votes. The mother (who provided her testimony via video earlier) and daughter talked about the numerous death threats, messages, and abuse they received after being named by Giuliani. Both had to maintain their anonymity in the hope of being recognized.

After Giuliani lied about them being involved in election fraud, Moss explained how she discovered that she and her mother were being bombarded with threats on Facebook. pic.twitter.com/1GeiUNDjL9

What was revealed during the fifth hearing?

Jeffrey A. Rosen, the former acting attorney general, Richard Donoghue, the former acting deputy attorney general, and Steven Engel, the former assistant attorney general for the office of legal counsel, gave witness testimony at the June 23 hearing. All three said they received pressure from the White House to indulge Trump's false allegations that the election was stolen from them.

Trump and his team made several requests for a special counsel to investigate the fraudulent allegations, as well as seizing voting machines, and investigating a conspiracy claim that an Italian satellite was used to vote.

Former Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller testified that he actually spoke to an Italian government official to investigate the ridiculous conspiracy theory about satellites changing votes. pic.twitter.com/9Yia28Ivlf

If Trump appoints Jeffrey Clark, a senior Justice Department employee who supported the former presidents' false accusations, the three testified, federal authorities raided his house as part of the department's investigation into the 2020 election.

Former White House officials testified before the hearing began, saying they demanded a presidential pardon for their participation in an attempt to overturn the election. This group included Rep. Mo Brooks from Alabama, Matt Gaetz from Florida, Andy Biggs from Arizona, Louie Gohmert from Texas, and Scott Perry from Pennsylvania.

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Mo Brooks had asked for a pardon.

Matt Gaetz has asked for a pardon.

Andy Biggs has asked for a pardon.

Louie Gohmert had asked for a pardon.

Scott Perry has asked for a pardon.

What occurred during the sixth hearing?

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified on June 28 about the events leading up to the riot on January 6. Hutchinson says she heard Trump be warned that some rioters attending his address at the Ellipse will be removed because to the fact that more people may be in the crowd.

Trump said in his address that he would walk to the Capitol with those in attendance. Hutchinson testified that while returning to the White House in his vehicle, he requested to be driven to the Capitol, but was told by the Secret Service that it was not possible. Trump was enraged and attempted to take the steering wheel. He then lunged at a Secret Service agent driving.

Hutchinson went on to testify how Trump believed Pence needed a mob calling for him to be hanged. She claims Meadows and Giuliani inquired about presidential pardons for their actions promoting false election claims.

Cheney shared some of the witnesses' responses before the committee adjourned for the day. In the examples provided, Trump's friends attempted to intimidate them, telling them how the former president believes they're loyal and will do the right thing when they come to court.

We often ask witnesses connected to Trump if they have been approached by anyone who is attempting to alter their testimony.

Below are some examples of responses to this question. pic.twitter.com/pwxyJBf7Kl

What did we learn from the seventh hearing?

Former White House officials testified on the lack of evidence to support phony claims that the 2020 election should be overturned in the first half of the session on July 13. However, a group of people began talking with Trump about the possibility to overturn the election using phony allegations of fraud. This group included Giuliani, former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell, and former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne.

After a brief break, the committee reconvened and began looking at Trump's tweets leading up to January 6. A former Twitter employee, who had their voice changed, spoke about how the company was aware that the president's tweets might be dangerous and that it relished the power from his participation on the platform. A video shown how Trump's tweets led to the rioting at the Jan. 6 rally.

Trump's tweets to arms were interpreted as exactly that.

Many have posted on the internet that they are prepared to die for Trump's lies and are wondering if the police are willing to die for Congress and the Vice President against Trump's mob. pic.twitter.com/OpZa7Hzdkl

Jason van Tatenhove, an ex-national spokesperson for the Oath Keepers, and Stephen Ayres, a convicted Capitol rioter, gave live testimony about their radicalization. Both spoke about how they were irritated by Trump's rhetoric and, at the time, believed the election was stolen.

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