January 6 hearing: attack on the Capitol, Donald Trump’s Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani, Matt Gaetz presidential pardon
January 6th Select Committee Hearing: Live
- Kinzinger on Trump's fraudulent election claims: "I can imagine no more dishonorable act by a president."
- Rep. Matt Gaetz asked for a presidential pardon after the January 6 attack, testimony claims
- Footage shows interview with Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani
- Giuliani: WH was looking for someone who did not mind tarnishing their reputation as DOJ head
- Rep. Scott Perry continues to refuse to comply with the committee’s subpoena
- Fifth hearing began at 3pm (ET) with a mixture of in-person testimony and interview footage
- Trump's attempts to involve the Justice Department is under investigation in the fifth hearing
- Early questioning looks at Jeffrey Clark's efforts to push the election fraud conspiracy theory
- Tuesday's fourth hearing looked into Trump's pressuring of election officials
- What have we learned so far about the January 6 attack on the Capitol?
- Who has testified so far in the January 6 hearings?
- What has Mike Pence said about the attack on Congress?
- Will Donad Trump be prosecuted for his role in January 6?
Trump associates asked Trump for presidential pardons for their assistance
One of the most explosive details to emerge from Thursday's House select committee hearing referred to the blanket pardons that former President Trump reportedly considered for his closest allies. Witnesses giving testimony confirmed that a number of prominent GOP lawmakers and Trump aides had looked into the prospect of getting a pardon from Trump in his final weeks in office. It is alleged that these requests for pardons constitute an acceptance on their behalf that they had broken the law.
"Beyond the President, I do recall saying to people that somebody should be put in charge of the Justice Department who isn't frightened of what's going to be done to their reputation. Because Justice was filled with people like that."
Key January 6 witness has his home searched
Yesterday federal searched the home of Jeff Clark, a former Trump-era Justice Department official who is thought to have been involved in the plot to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. It is not known what the authorities were looking for but it represents a ratcheting up of pressure on the former President's inner circle.
Writing in the New York Times, Alan Feuer, Adam Goldman and Maggie Haberman wrote: "Mr. Clark was central to President Donald J. Trump’s unsuccessful effort in late 2020 to strong-arm the nation’s top prosecutors into supporting his claims of election fraud."
Committee confirms line-up for fifth January 6 hearing
Here's who we know will give testimony in the fifth hearing of the January 6 Committee, which will start at 3pm today. Today's hearing will feature accounts from those surrounding the White House's legal team as they look into former President Trump's attempts to involve the Justice Department in his plan to overturn the election.
Georgia Secretary of State makes position on allegations clear
In his desperate attempts to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election, former President Trump attempted to manipulate and strong arm a number of local election officials into helping his cause. One of them was Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State, who was called by Trump and implored to recalculate the vote count. Raffensperger's testimony has been one of the most important to date, outlining Trump's illegal attempts to subvert electoral law.
The next hearing of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack will take place on 23 June, starting at 3 pm ET. This will be the fifth day of witness testimony into the events that led up to a violent mob assaulting the seat of American democracy.
The fifth hearing will investigate former President Trump's attempts to involve the Justice Department in the seditious plot to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
“I even heard a voicemail just this morning that we got last night threatening execution. That kind of seems to be the normal thing nowadays is just threaten execution."
“It was important to put out to show the depravity of what’s existing out there, the fact that there are people that literally would come up with this idea of killing a 5-month-old because you disagree with me being on the Jan. 6 committee."
Presidential Pardons are on the agenda for today's hearing
In the final weeks of Trump's time in the White House the topic of Presidential pardons came up a lot. WHo exactly could Trump pardon, and for what reasons? A number of Republican lawmakers are known to have approached Trump in search of a pardon which could protect them from any later investigations into their conduct. Stay tuned as reports suggest that there will be more on this during the hearing today...
Need a recap on the findings of the January 6 Committee so far? We've got you! This handy break-down takes you through all the major details and most shocking revelations found so far in the first four hearings. The fifth hearing is scheduled to begin in less than an hour and we'll have full live coverage of it right here!
First look at Trump's new documentary
While the hearing continues in Washington DC, Trump is expected to release a new documentary looking back at his time in the White House. Some close to the former PResident are said to be nervous about some of the content discussed in the show, which includes reference to the January 6 attack on Congress. CNN have a first look at it here...
Welcome to AS USA January 6 Live
Hello and welcome to AS USA, where we'll be keeping you up to date on all the latest news and information from Washington DC as Congress prepares for the fifth hearing of the January 6 Select Committee. Rep. Adam Kinzinger is expected to lead proceedings as the committee focuses on the efforts made by former President Trump to use the Justice Department to undermine the election result.