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The House Select Committee to investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol will hold a surprise hearing on 28 June. The panel sixth session of witness testimony and laying out of evidence will begin at 1 pm ET.
The panel has not released the names of any witnesses for today, nor what the topic of today's session.
Follow along to learn what was so urgent that the nation needs to know.
Recap of Day 5 of House hearings into the January 6 insurrection
The House panel investigating the attack on the US Capitol announced a surprise hearing for Tuesday 28 June. After the last session on 23 June, there weren't supposed to be anymore hearings until sometime in July.
However, new evidence has come to light according to the House Select Committee that wish to present to the American public. Here is a look back at their last hearing.
We on this committee may be able to shine light on the darkness, but that’s not enough. It is up to every American, now and in the future, to stand for truth and reject the lies.
The fourth hearing of the House Select Committee on January 6th closed with testimony from Shayne Moss, a former election worker in Fulton County, Georgia.
Georgia election worker, Shaye Moss and her mother, detailed the harrassment they received after Donald Trump described her Lady Ruby as a professional election scammer.
It’s been around a year since the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives select committee began its investigation into attack on the US Capitol, which took place on 6 January 2021. Witnesses have been interviewed, and countless documents have been compiled leading us into the public hearings which began on Thursday 9 June 2022.
There have already been nearly 850 people arrested for crimes related to the attack on the Capitol, including more than 250 charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. Over those, about 90 have been charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury to an officer.
Ex-president Donald Trump has been accused of surreptitiously orchestrating and encouraging an attempted coup in a bid to overthrow the government on 6 January 2021 when an angry mob - a mixture of his followers and various far right groups such as the Proud Boys, stormed the Capitol building. Several people died either directly or indirectly as a consequence of the disturbances, including five police officers.
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You may have expected the Trump family to close ranks in the face of the pressure put onto former president Trump by the January 6 committee, but it has took just a day for the alliance to be shattered. Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald, took part in the first day of its congressional investigations and argued in her deposition against the claims of election fraud posed by many in the Republican party.
When the US House of Representatives Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack convened for the first of what were supposed to be six planned public hearings on 9 June and the proceedings were aired in primetime television.
In that hearing the select committee examined the events that took place in the first week of 2021, which culminated in a violent protest at the US Capitol that resulted in five deaths, directly and indirectly, over 700 arrests and criminal charges being brought against 225 people who took part in what then-President Elect Joe Biden described as “an insurrection.”
On this point, there is no room for debate. Those who invaded our capital and battled law enforcement for hours were motivated by what President Trump had told them: That the election was stolen, and that he was the rightful president. President Trump summoned the mob, assembled the mob and lit the flame of this attack."
All Americans should keep ... in mind this fact, on the morning of January 6, President Donald Trump's intention was to remain President of the United States.
We can't sweep what happened under the rug. The American people deserve answers. So I come before you this evening not as a Democrat, but as an American who swore an oath to defend the Constitution. The Constitution doesn't protect just Democrats or just Republicans. It protects all of us.
It's important the American people understand what truly happened and to understand that the same forces that led January 6th remain at work today.
The House Select Committee on Investigating the January 6th insurrection has two audiences they are trying to reach. One is the wider American public and the other the US Justice Department.
The proceedings will try to show that there was a concerted effort by former President Trump and his collaborators to overturn Joe Biden’s presidential victory both through lies and when that failed violence. The Republicans have already tried to undercut the validity of the panel which has been investigating the events that saw the United States come close to losing its democracy.
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On Monday afternoon the House Select Committee to Investigate the Attack on the US Capitol announced that it would hold a surprise hearing. The sixth session presenting testimony and evidence will begin at 1 pm ET 28 June.
Unlike previous sessions, the list of witnesses and what is expected to be presented was not divulged beforehand only that the panel had new evidence to present to the American public.
The bipartisan House Select Committee is composed of nine members, seven Democrats and two Republicans, with each member leading a different hearing. Over the course of the previous five hearings the panel has been laying out in a clear and precise manner the facts they have uncovered during the past 11 months of investigations.