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Jan. 6 Committee Announces Surprise Hearing for Tuesday to Present New Evidence, Testimony

U.S. News & World Report logo U.S. News & World Report 6/27/2022 Lisa Hagen
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 23: A general view of the fifth hearing held by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 23, 2022 in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence related to the January 6, 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol for almost a year, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for Joe Biden. (Photo by Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images) © (Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 23: A general view of the fifth hearing held by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 23, 2022 in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence related to the January 6, 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol for almost a year, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for Joe Biden. (Photo by Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images)

The committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack at the Capitol announced a surprise hearing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon despite initially pausing its series of public hearings until next month.

After holding five hearings over the course of the month, the select committee planned to take a break until after Congress’ weeks-long July 4 recess. But on Monday, the nine-member panel added one more for the month “to present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony.”

No other details have been released, nor has a witness list for the Tuesday hearing at 1 p.m. But the decision to move up the schedule signals the urgency and time sensitivity of the matter.


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The Jan. 6 committee used its first five hearings to comprehensively show evidence of former President Donald Trump and his allies using a pressure campaign to have politicians, elections officials and other various levels of government discredit the 2020 presidential election results.

The most recent hearing on Thursday shared some of the committee’s most explosive findings yet. Three former Justice Department officials gave revealing testimony about how Trump wanted to install an attorney general who would elevate his unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud despite DOJ’s public position stating there was no evidence of widespread fraud.

Other witnesses over the past several weeks also shared how the Trump White House tried to apply pressure on former Vice President Mike Pence, state legislatures and top elections officials in key states where Trump narrowly lost to President Joe Biden.

The committee has also sought to show the human toll and personal consequences of undermining the 2020 election and the violence that ensued at the Capitol on Jan. 6 to stop the congressional certification of Biden’s victory.

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