House January 6 Committee Announces Upcoming July 12 Hearing

The House January 6 Committee announced Tuesday that its next public hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 12 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.

The committee has not yet announced any direction or whether there will be witnesses.

committee member Rep. Adam Schiff said on “Face the Nationon Sunday that the committee will “follow additional leads” after some of the abysmal testimony so far.

This will be the committee’s seventh public hearing since it began closing the investigation into the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol. The blockbuster hearings so far have focused on former President Trump’s lobbying campaigns against Vice President Mike Pencethe justice department, state legislators and local election officials. Hearings also focused on Trump baseless and false allegations of electoral fraudand the plan hatched by Trump and his allies in Arizona to replace bona fide Biden voters with bogus voters who would support Trump.

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Members of the media await the arrival of Cassidy Hutchinson, former assistant to Trump’s White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, as the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol American prepares to open a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (Sean Thew/Pool via AP)

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At the first hearing, the panel showed never-before-seen video footage of a documentary filmmaker embedded with the Proud Boys on Jan. 6 and heard from a Capitol police officer who suffered a traumatic brain injury that day.

The committee called a last-minute hearing last week to hear explosive testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. Hutchinson testified that Trump was told the crowd at the Ellipse had guns and other weapons, and that the former president wanted to join them on the way to the Capitol — even rushing to the Secret Service to get the wheel , she said she heard.

Hutchinson also testified that Meadows told him in the days leading up to Jan. 6, “There’s a lot going on on Cass, but I don’t know, things could get really bad on Jan. 6.”

Last week, the Jan. 6 committee also issued a subpoena to Pat Cipollone, Trump’s White House attorney. Hutchinson testified that Cipollone expressed concerns about Trump’s desire to go to the Capitol on Jan. 6 and about the language Trump wanted to use in his speech at the Ellipse that day.

Vice-Chair of the January 6 Committee, Rep. Liz Cheney said Sunday that the committee could make a criminal referral to the Department of Justice for Trump.

“I think we might well as a committee have an opinion on that, and if you just think about it from the perspective of what kind of man knows a crowd is armed, and sends the crowd to attack the Capitol, and further incites a crowd when his own vice president is threatened, when Congress is threatened,” Cheney said on ABC’s “This Week.” “It’s just – it’s very scary, and I think we’ll definitely, you know, continue to present to the American people what we’ve found.”

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