January 6 Committee announces October 13 public hearing


The House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill Rebellion announced Thursday that the committee’s next public hearing is Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. ET.

The group had to do Please reschedule this inquiryIt was originally set at the end of September due to Hurricane Ian.

This is the 10th inquiry since the committee was set up. It did not specify the subject of the inquiry in its announcement.

The committee’s chairman, Democratic Representative Penny Thompson of Mississippi, told reporters last week that he did not expect the hearing to include direct witnesses.

“We’re not really looking at bringing witnesses before the committee at the next hearing,” Thompson said of the next hearing but promised it would include “significant information” that has yet to be shown.

The panel’s hearing next week comes more than two months since the panel’s last public appearance. Throughout June and July, the committee held eight news-filled hearings to highlight key themes of its investigation so far.

Members have promised that next week’s hearing will reveal new information it has revealed and which it has not yet disclosed.

The hearing could be the last after the November midterm elections. Thompson told reporters last week that the committee may release an interim report of some of its initial findings before the midterm elections. The committee is still working to submit a final report by the end of this year.

Just last week, The team interviewed Ginny Thomas, Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, more than four hours. He voluntarily cooperated with the group after the group expressed interest in speaking with him because of his involvement in helping to subvert the 2020 presidential election. Thompson said after the interview that Thomas’ testimony “if it has any merit” could be incorporated into the committee’s next hearing.

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Since July, the group has received about 800,000 pages of material from the Secret Service in response to a subpoena, as the group continues to investigate why some text messages from Secret Service agents went missing from Jan. 5 and 6, 2021.

Thompson described the trove of documents provided by the Secret Service as “significant information.”

Democratic Representative Jamie Raskin of Maryland told the Texas Tribune in September that the January 6 committee should reveal more about ties between longtime Donald Trump ally Roger Stone and domestic extremist groups.

“Stay tuned,” Ruskin said when it came to Stone’s involvement on Jan. 6.

Throughout the summer, the team interviewed several members of Trump’s cabinet, whose testimony could be included in next week’s hearing.

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