The January 6 committee will focus on testimonies from former US Department of Justice employees. Unlike previous sessions, the investigative panel will not have separate panels for giving witness accounts.
The House Select Committee announced in a social media post that it will hold its 5th public hearing on June 23, 2022. The hearing is scheduled for 3 PM ET.
Who will be testifying?
Thursday’s public hearing to investigate the United States Capitol riots will feature three key witnesses, all of whom are associated with former President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice.
The committee will be hearing from former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen, former Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue and former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steven Engel.
“On Thursday, the American people will hear about another part of Trump’s scheme: his attempt to corrupt the country’s top law enforcement body—the Justice Department—to support his attempt to overturn the election”, the January 6 committee said in a social media post after concluding the fourth session on Tuesday.
The post also carried a voice clip of Donoghue, who told Trump that he would resign from this position if the White House decided to replace then- Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen with Jeffery Clark.
United States Representative Adam Kinzinger, one of the two Republicans on the January 6 committee, is likely to take the lead on Thursday to unravel Trump’s apparent acts that “corrupted” the Justice Department.
The January 6 committee also said that new footage of former President Donald Trump and his inner circle taken both before and after Jan. 6, 2021, is now in its possession. It is unclear if the footage will be played on Thursday.