Day 5 of January 6 Committee Hearings: Six Things to Know
Day 5: Hearing from the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol…
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Location: 390 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 2051
Focus of this hearing: The focus will be on Donald Trump’s campaign to pressure the Justice Department to intervene in the 2020 election,
-Hon. Jeffrey A. Rosen, Former Acting Attorney General
-Hon. Richard Donoghue, Former Acting Deputy Attorney General
-Hon. Steven Engel, Former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
After today’s hearing, the committee will pause until mid-July as they review new information provided after the hearings began airing including documentary video from a film crew following Trump in the closing days of his administration, new information from the National Archives, and tips received through the committee’s tip line, according to CNN.
The 1/6 Committee has laid out the hearings in easy-to-follow themes (NY Times):
- Making a Case Against Trump: The committee appears to be laying out a road map for prosecutors to indict former President Donald J. Trump. But the path to any trial is uncertain.
- Day One: During the first hearing, the panel presented a gripping story with a sprawling cast of characters, but only three main players: Mr. Trump, the Proud Boys and a Capitol Police officer.
- Day Two: In its second hearing, the committee showed how Mr. Trump ignored aides and advisers in declaring victory prematurely and relentlessly pressing claims of fraud he was told were wrong.
- Day Three: Mr. Trump pressured Vice President Mike Pence to go along with a plan to overturn his loss even after he was told it was illegal, according to testimony laid out by the panel during the third hearing.
- Day Four: The committee used its fourth hearing to show how Mr. Trump was personally involved in a scheme to put forward fake electors and highlight the pressure that state officials faced to overturn the election.
Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports, “In the past 24 hours, there has been an uptick in the number of violent threats against lawmakers on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and all lawmakers on the committee are likely to receive a security detail, according to three people involved with the investigation.”
-January 6 website: Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol
-New York Times: Why Some Republicans Are Second-Guessing Boycotting the Jan. 6 Panel
-NPR: Trump team didn’t have the evidence and 4 other takeaways from Jan. 6 hearing
-CNN: What to watch for in Thursday’s January 6 committee hearing
-Washington Post: Rosen, Donoghue, Engel testimony expected Thursday at Jan. 6 hearing
-Washington Post: Lawmakers on Jan. 6 committee ramp up security as threats increase
-Rolling Stone: Jan. 6 Committee Beefing Up Security Amid Wave of Violent Threats
-CBS News: Congressman Adam Kinzinger, family receive death threat over participation in Jan. 6 hearings