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The Select Committee isn't done investigating—or sharing their blistering findings—regarding January 6, 2021 quite yet. And at tonight's hearing, perhaps the final convening, they want to account for the hours of inaction by former President Donald Trump that afternoon.
The first presentation took place on June 10, where the reps laid out their plan: They seek to prove that there was nothing random about the violent insurrection at the capitol and that it was, in fact, orchestrated by Trump. Subsequent hearings have included bombshell testimony from former aid Cassidy Hutchinson, who described Trump's and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows' damning responses to the rioting; news that Senator Ron Johnson wanted to hand deliver fake electors' votes to former vice president, Mike Pence, just before he was meant to certify the election results; and, most recently, that Trump had always planned to make the attack look "unexpected," as revealed via texts from January 6 rally organizer Kylie Kremer and Mike Lindell (yes, the pillow guy).
Last Tuesday, during the most recent hearing, Twitter was also a main topic of discussion in the chamber. Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin said that Trump's tweet on Dec. 19, 2020, "electrified" people who were upset over the results of the 2020 election. ("Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!" it read.) Also, in that same hearing, Rep. Liz Cheney alleged that Trump tried to contact a witness who hasn't yet testified.
When Is the Next Jan. 6 Hearing?
The next hearing is scheduled for tonight, Thursday, July 21. Led by Rep. Elaine Luria and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, it will begin at 8 p.m. ET. Rep. Cheney has said that the agenda is to lay out a minute-by-minute breakdown of Trump's hours-long failure to quell the mob during the invasion.
As for future hearings, committee's chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson has only gone so far as to say that Thursday is the "last one—at this point."
The hearing will broadcast across major news outlets, including ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, as well as on YouTube. Fox News will not carry it live, instead airing the hearing on the lesser-watched Fox Business.
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