The House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection says they’re nowhere near done as a flood of new evidence has the committee looking past the midterms. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) says Thursday’s televised hearing will “open people’s eyes in a big way.”
Ahead of Thursday’s primetime House Jan. 6 hearing, Rep. Adam Kinzinger says “we have filled in the blanks” on the 187 minutes of what former President Trump was doing during the attack on the Capitol.
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Kinzinger said “It’s been amazing to see, the kind of, the flurry of people coming forward. So it’s not the time to wind down.”
In the days and weeks following the testimony of former senior White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, more insiders have stepped forward, giving the select committee more to go on.
This has emboldened the committee in their investigation into the Capitol riot and revealed just how planned and detailed the attempted coup was and just how far Trump and his allies would go to steal the 2020 election.
Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), says the committee is going to “sprint through the finish.”
“The peak investigative time was probably February, March, or April. It’s fewer interviews right now, but I don’t think that means we’re letting up. We’re doing some re-interviews of folks, but it’s important,” Aguilar said..
Each hearing has focused on different parts of Trump’s plan to subvert democracy. Every one of them gives the Department of Justice probable cause.
This ranges from trying to pressure his Vice President to go against his oath and not certify the electoral count, to asking the Georgia Secretary of State to “find” Trump almost 12,000 votes.
The select committee has succeeded in getting key communications from Trump’s inner circle, including emails from his former attorney, John Eastman, and over 2000 texts from Trump’s then–Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows.
Last week, the panel subpoenaed the Secret Service for text messages deleted from Jan. 5th-6th, 2021. And it continues to fight Virginia “Ginni” Thomas’ attempt to avoid testifying. The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Ginni’s role in trying to reverse President Joe Biden’s win has been well documented.
The select committee has pushed its deadline to Jan. 2023 to finish its business before the next Congress in the event the GOP takes back the House.
Original reporting by Kyle Cheney and Nicholas Wu at POLITICO.
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