The Home committee investigating the January 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol is tentatively urgent subsequent week’s hearings and reconsidering them in July.
Rep. Penny Thompson (Democrat-Miss), the committee chair, instructed reporters on Wednesday that the committee would postpone the final two hearings it had been planning for this month.
“We’ve taken some additional information that will require additional work. So instead of the current hearings that weren’t as good as the hearings in the past, we made a decision to move to sometime in July,” Thompson mentioned.
Thursday’s session will proceed as deliberate.
“There’s been a deluge of new evidence since we started. We just need to catch our breath, go through the new evidence, and then incorporate it into the hearings we planned,” Rep. Jimmy Raskin (Democrat) instructed reporters.
Equally, Consultant Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) reported “a mountain of new information.”
“I don’t think we’ve set a date yet, but we have a huge amount of new information to go through,” Lofgren instructed The Hill.
The fee just lately obtained extra data from the Nationwide Archives, and Raskin mentioned it additionally obtained data from numerous different sources — a remark that comes after the fee flashed its tackle on-line in hopes of attracting new witnesses.
New proof contains recently-delivered video footage of a British documenter of the assault in addition to interviews with former President Trump, his grownup kids and former Vice President Mike Pence – a determine the fee was unable to influence to talk to investigators.
“We got some additional information from a notary that we will have to review and some additional NARA production that will take a little longer than we expected,” Thompson mentioned, utilizing the official acronym for the Nationwide Archives.
The shift will go away Thursday’s session as the ultimate occasion for June. That session will deal with Trump’s lobbying marketing campaign on the Division of Justice.
The committee had initially deliberate to carry two extra hearings in June, however Thompson renewed his earlier statements that further hearings may very well be introduced past the unique seven.
“More hearings may be needed based on the information they are receiving now. We’ll see,” Home Majority Chief Steny Hoyer (Democrat) instructed reporters on the Capitol. “I’m not saying there will be. But there may be a decision by the commission to hold further hearings on the information obtained due to the hearings.”
Michael Schnell contributed to this report, which was up to date at 3:12 p.m.
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