Committee postpones Wednesday’s Jan. 6 Capitol riot hearing

No reason was given for postponing Wednesday’s scheduled hearing.

Victoria Dugger, Jordan Fischer, and Laura Wainman

6:48am PDT Jun 14, 2022

7:03 am PDT Jun 14, 2022

WASHINGTON — The next details of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol are being delayed, the committee said Tuesday.

An email sent out by the committee said the scheduled morning hearing on Wednesday would be postponed and the next hearing of the select committee would be held on Thursday, June 16.

Wednesday’s hearing was scheduled for 10 a.m. Eastern. A reason for the postponement was not immediately given. More details were expected to be released.


Up to eight hearings could be held in June, including at least one other prime-time hearing. The known hearing dates (all times Eastern):

  • Friday, June 10 at 8 p.m
  • Monday 13 June at 10am
  • POSTPONED: Wednesday 15 June at 10am
  • Thursday, June 16 at 1 p.m

RELATED: Top takeaways from day one of Jan. 6 public hearings


  • Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi), Chairman
  • Liz Cheney (Wyoming-R), Vice Chair
  • Zoe Lofgren, (D-California)
  • Adam Schiff, (D-California)
  • Pete Aguilar, (D-California)
  • Stephanie Murphy, (D-Florida)
  • Jamie Raskin, (D-Maryland)
  • Elaine Luria, (D-Virginia)
  • Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois)

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“If the committee delivers on what Liz Cheney promised, the Justice Department will be under tremendous pressure to press charges against former President Trump and possibly others who worked with him to try to thwart the lawful counting of the votes.” George Stephen Saltzburg, a professor at Washington University Law School, said Thursday after the first hearing.

With that in mind, here is some of what the committee has promised:

  • Testimony by White House staffers on Jan. 6 that Trump told his staffers the rioters were “doing what they were supposed to be doing.” Even more damning, Cheney said, will be the statement that when Trump learned supporters were calling for Mike Pence to be hanged, Trump allegedly said, “Maybe they have the right idea.”
  • Testimonies from close advisers to Trump saying under oath that he knew he had lost the election. The committee showed some of them Thursday night, including one in which then-Attorney General Bill Barr said he told Trump his allegations of voter fraud were “bullshit.” In another statement, Trump’s eldest daughter and senior adviser Ivanka said she believes Barr. In a third, campaign advisor and spokesman Jason Miller said the Trump campaign’s data expert had made it clear to the former president that he was going to lose the election.
  • Evidence showing several Republican congressmen sought pardons from Trump in the days following the riot. According to Cheney, those members include Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), who was allegedly involved in the plan to overturn the election — specifically the goal of replacing then-acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen, DOJ Attorney Jeffrey Clark. Cheney said the plan is for Clark to then send a letter to six states, including Georgia, saying the Justice Department had identified concerns that may have affected the outcome of the election. “This letter is a lie,” Cheney said.
  • Statement by Jeff Rosen himself, who confirmed on Friday that he would appear publicly before the committee at a hearing on Wednesday. Rosen will be joined by former DOJ colleagues Richard Donoghue and Steven Engel. During Thursday night’s hearing, the committee played a role in Donoghue’s testimony, in which he said he told Jeffrey Clark his plan was “nothing short of interference by the United States Department of Justice in the outcome of a presidential election.”
  • Greg Jacob, general counsel to former Vice President Mike Pence, is also scheduled to testify. Cheney said Jacob will speak during an upcoming hearing about Trump’s “relentless” efforts to involve Pence in his plan to overthrow the election. The public has already heard part of a statement from Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, who said the former vice president’s “loyalty to the Constitution” was more important to him than loyalty to Trump.

CLOCK | Hearing Day 2 – House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol Committee postpones Wednesday’s Jan. 6 Capitol riot hearing

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