Thursday’s House committee hearing plans to present new evidence: NPR


Aides to the Jan. 6 House Select Committee said Thursday’s hearing would focus particularly on “the former president’s state of mind.”

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Thursday's House committee hearing plans to present new evidence: NPR

Aides to the Jan. 6 House Select Committee said Thursday’s hearing would focus particularly on “the former president’s state of mind.”

Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will present new testimony and evidence at Thursday’s hearing, according to select committee aides.

They informed reporters on condition of anonymity.

New testimony

There will be no live witnesses, but the hearing will feature “new testimony” from witnesses. Some have appeared in previous hearings and others have not yet been presented by the committee. Assistants declined to name witnesses.

New documents

The panel will present “a lot of new documentary evidence” and among that evidence is some of the information from the hundreds of thousands of pages that the US Secret Service has given to the committee since the committee issued a subpoena to the agency. . in July. Some text messages the committee wanted, however, have been deleted.

New video of the violence

There will also be new video footage of efforts to respond to the January 6 violence as it unfolded, aides say. Unlike previous hearings which only considered one topic, Thursday’s session will take “a step back”. The panel will pay particular attention to “the former president’s state of mind” and his involvement in the events as they unfolded.

Aides declined to say whether this was a final argument by the committee, pointing out that it was an “ongoing investigation” and that the panel’s charter instructed it to produce a full report of by the end of this year.


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