The House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot is holding six public hearings according to a tentative schedule.
ABC, CNN and MSNBC are expected to focus their coverage on the hearings, and many other media outlets are likely to be showing the hearings on their websites and YouTube channels, including The Independent.
The hearings will also be streamed live on C-SPAN.
The committee’s fifth hearing this summer is scheduled for Thursday, June 23 at 3:00 p.m. ET. It will focus on the disputes between the Trump administration’s top attorneys and certain Trump allies, who sought to influence the Justice Department’s response to the election.
The panel’s chairman, Bennie Thompson, said this week that due to the amount of new evidence his panel has received since the televised hearings began, the original schedule will be revised and next week’s sessions will be rescheduled for the trial to resume in July can be included.
Attending Tuesday’s hearing were two Republican election officials from Georgia, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his chief operating officer Gabe Sterling, and Speaker of the Arizona Republican House of Representatives Rusty Bowers, who described the emotional impact of a pressure campaign the president’s team opposed led him.
In a phone call last January, then-President Donald Trump urged Mr. Raffensperger to “find” enough votes for Mr. Trump to win the state. Mr. Raffensperger opposed Mr. Trump’s efforts. President Joe Biden was the first Democratic presidential nominee since Bill Clinton in 1992 to win Georgia.
Mr. Raffensperger previously spoke privately to the committee about the appeal. Mr Trump has denied claims he did anything wrong.
Hearings so far have reportedly outlined how Mr Trump and some of his associates broke the law in trying to overturn the 2020 election.
“We want to paint as clear a picture as possible of what happened,” committee chair Bennie Thompson told reporters before the trial last month.
“The public needs to know what to think. We just have to show clearly what happened on January 6.”
It is planned that a different committee member will chair each of the hearings, but attorneys familiar with the sensitive material will conduct most of the witness interviews. Lawyers will also show text, photos and videos to support their case.
The panel detailed the Trump team’s efforts to recoup its loss in the more than two months from its false claim of winning the 2020 election to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
In a March court filing, the committee said that “the president’s rhetoric prompted thousands of Americans to travel to Washington on January 6, some of whom marched on the Capitol, breached security, and engaged in other illegal acts.”
“Hearings will address these issues in detail,” they added.