Following Thursday’s vivid and emotional first hearing, members of the Jan. 6 Special Committee of the US House of Representatives will this week lay out the findings of a 10-month probe into former President Trump’s “coup attempt,” the largest probe of its kind in Congressional history. And all of this will be broadcast live.
Committee members are expected to unveil more evidence of Trump’s plot to overthrow the 2020 presidential election in six more hearings over several weeks.
“We cannot sweep what happened under the rug,” committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said at Thursday’s hearing. “The American people deserve answers.”
Here’s when and how to watch the rest of the hearings with a preview of what to expect.
Monday 13 June
ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and CSPAN are expected to air the week’s hearings instead of their usual programming.
Fox Business broadcast the first hearing live; the more popular Fox News Channel did not.
The hearing will also be streamed on the select committee’s YouTube channel.
When to watch: 7 a.m. Pacific
What to expect: The second hearing is expected to provide evidence of how Trump and his advisers knew there was no voter fraud and yet peddled the “big lie.” Trump, the committee said, was briefed several times by campaign workers and Atty. General William Barr that there was no evidence of fraud.
Wednesday 15 June
When to watch: 7 a.m. Pacific
What to expect: The third hearing is expected to show how Trump pressured the Justice Department to claim there was widespread fraud in the election, as well as his attempt to install an attorney general to help him with it. Trump’s efforts were blocked by Justice Department leadership and White House attorneys who threatened to resign. Several Republican lawmakers have been involved in Trump’s efforts.
Thursday, June 16th
When to watch: 10 a.m. Pacific
What to expect: The fourth hearing, later this week, is expected to focus on Trump pressuring Vice President Mike Pence and conservative California attorney John Eastman to reject votes from certain states and send the findings back to those states. A judge who helped Pence defend himself against Trump’s demands is expected to testify.
At last week’s hearing, committee vice chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) teased what the American public can expect from the rest of the trial that has yet to be scheduled.
At the fifth hearing, the committee plans to highlight a pressure campaign by Trump’s allies to get lawmakers and state election officials to change the results of the vote, Cheney said. The committee is expected to unveil evidence of how Trump asked Georgia election officials to find enough votes to win the state.
The final two hearings, Cheney said, will focus on the words Trump used to “summon a violent mob and illegally order them to march on the US Capitol.” There will be evidence Trump is refusing to speak to military leaders to try to control the violence and is waiting several hours before telling the rioters to disperse.
At Thursday’s hearing, Cheney shared scenes from the White House as Trump’s advisers urged him to act.
“The president, aware of the rioters’ chants of ‘hanging Mike Pence,'” Cheney said, “and responded with the following sentiment: Quote: ‘Maybe our supporters have the right idea. Mike Pence, quote, ‘deserved it.’”
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