Will the House Committee air another Jan 6 hearing on prime-time TV?
- The House committee probing the insurgency at the US Capitol is considering holding a second prime time broadcast hearing
- The sources did not specify a topic or indicate whether the proposed session
- The panel has for now planned a daytime hearing for Tuesday
The House committee probing the insurgency at the US Capitol is considering holding a second broadcast hearing next week, this time in prime time on Thursday, according to those familiar with the plans, reported Bloomberg.
Those people did not specify a topic or indicate whether the proposed session, which would be the committee's seventh since June, would be the last one until a report on its conclusions is presented in late August or September.
The committee has not publicly announced plans for a hearing on Thursday, and a spokeswoman declined to confirm one is planned.
The panel has planned a daytime hearing for Tuesday, focusing on the activities of far-right fringe groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, who invaded the Capitol to disrupt Electoral College certification.
Panel members earlier stated that a final hearing would focus on the 187 minutes it took then-President Donald Trump to instruct rioters to leave the Capitol grounds and go home that day.
Committee member Jamie Raskin stated Wednesday night at an online Lincoln Project forum that the panel will also explain efforts to convince then-Vice President Mike Pence to reject Electoral College votes from a handful of states that helped Joe Biden win the election. Pence, who presided over the congressional certification procedure, eventually refused to do so on January 6, 2021.
Donald Trump is considering rescinding executive privilege for Steve Bannon, even though federal prosecutors do not believe the former President's privilege claims safeguarded his long-serving political strategist in the first place, according to two sources familiar with the matter, reported CNN.
According to the network, Trump may compose a letter recounting his position that may be used to defend Bannon, paving the way for Bannon to testify before the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurgency.