HouseThe committee unexpectedly announced on Monday that it would hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 28. The move comes days after the committee said it would hold no further hearings for to July.
The hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, with the committee saying it plans to “present recently obtained evidence and receive witness statements.”
The house is currently on a two-week break.
During last week’s hearings, there were great revelations about former President Donald Trump’s pressure campaigns against, and Ministry of Justice. Thursday’s hearing focused on former an environmental lawyer with no criminal prosecution experience who Trump wants to appoint as attorney general because he wants to help Trump promote his false claims about stolen elections.
by law enforcement officials on Wednesday, the day before a hearing focused on his role in the case leading up to the January 6 attacks.
Since public hearings began on June 9, committee members have said they have received new evidence. Last week, Representative Jamie Raskin, a member of the committee, said “there has been a lot of new evidence since we started” with the public hearings.
For example, the committee met last week with documentary filmmaker Alex Holder, who met with Trump and members of his family both before and after January 6. Holder told the “CBS” host. Evening News” and editor Norah O’Donnell that Trump did not claim responsibility for the January 6 attacks.
“I think it’s amazing that he basically gave a reason why they went there without fully understanding that he was responsible for that reason,” Holder said in the first interview. since leaving office.
Thompson said the committee will incorporate Holder’s document into future hearings. “It’s very important,” Thompson said of Holder’s video, adding, “It’s a lot of video that we don’t know about.”
The original committee members also said they were not interested in speaking with the wife of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, Ginni Thomas, who attended the Ellipse rally and urged the former Trump chief of staff. Mark Meadows works to overturn the 2020 election results. But since the public hearings began, the committee has learned that Ginni Thomas corresponded with Trump ally lawyer John Eastman, who was involved in the pressure campaign against the former Vice President. Mike Pence refused to certify the election results.
Earlier this month, ato turn over 159 documents to the House Select Committee that he had tried to withhold, asking for executive privileges.
Committee Chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, said last week that Ginni Thomas said she would appear before the committee, though it was unclear in what form. “We’re going to have to set the parameters,” Thompson told reporters on Friday.