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Conflicting explanations for why the Wednesday January 6 committee hearing was abruptly postponed


The January 6 committee announced on Tuesday morning that its hearing scheduled for Wednesday had been postponed – but conflicting explanations were offered as to why.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., told reporters on Capitol Hill after the committee’s announcement that there were no issues with witnesses moving the hearing but “technical issues.”

“It’s just technical issues. I mean, we were, you know, the staff putting all the videos together, you know, doing 1-2-3, it was overwhelming, so we’re trying to give them a little bit space,” she said. “It’s not serious.”

Rep. Zoe Lofgren speaks as the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol meets to reveal the findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol from Washington, June 13, 2022.

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Appearing earlier on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” she said “editing the video exhibits is a grueling exercise for our very small video team…it’s just too much to put it all together.”

Conflicting explanations for why the Wednesday January 6 committee hearing was abruptly postponed

Former Trump campaign lawyer Rudy Giuliani appears on a screen during a select committee hearing investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, June 13, 2022 in Washington, DC .

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But when later asked if Lofgren’s explanation of the postponement of the hearing was accurate, a committee aide replied “no.”

The aide said the hearing had been “postponed to accommodate scheduling requests”.

The hearing was to focus on then-President Donald Trump’s campaign to pressure the Justice Department to support his bogus claims of voter fraud.

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