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Who you’ll hear from and what to expect on Jan. 6 House Committee Hearing by Deepa Shivaram

Scheduled on Jun 23, 2022, Watch live coverage of a hearing held by the House Jan. 6 Committee to investigate the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The fifth hearing of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol will focus on former President Donald Trump’s pressure on the Department of Justice to help him overturn the 2020 election.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the committee, will lead Thursday’s hearing, set for 3 p.m. It is expected to last roughly two hours like previous hearings.

This hearing was supposed to take place last Wednesday but was postponed for what panel member Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., called “technical issues.”

The witnesses are former top DOJ officials

Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and former Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue are among Thursday’s witnesses. Both refused to give in to Trump’s efforts to get the DOJ to advance his fraudulent claims of voter fraud and overturn the election.

When former Attorney General Bill Barr announced his resignation in December 2020, Trump badgered Rosen and Donoghue in at least nine calls and meetings, according to a report by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen,” Trump told the two men, according to their testimony. To learn more go to the link below:

https://www.npr.org/2022/06/23/1106863016/who-youll-hear-from-and-what-to-expect-in-todays-jan-6-house-committee-hearing

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