Jan. 6 hearing Tuesday will reveal ‘recently obtained’ evidence. Here’s what we know. – USA TODAY


The committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol announced it will present “recently obtained evidence” and hear witnesses Tuesday.

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  • The Jan. 6 committee suddenly announced an addition to its June roster of hearings.
  • The panel announced it will meet to present ‘recently obtained evidence’ and hear witnesses.

The House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, will hold a hearing Tuesday to present “recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony,” according to a surprise announcement Monday.

The hearing was unexpected because the committee had signaled last week that it wouldn’t hold another hearing until July. 

The committee on Monday did not reveal who would testify or what would be the focus of the hearing, part of a series the panel is holding to reveal its findings after a year of investigating. 

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The panel received testimony Thursday from Justice Department officials who served in the Trump administration. Committee members also recently interviewed British documentarian Alex Holder, who filmed Trump and his children before and after the attack on the Capitol. 

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Federal authorities also searched former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark’s home on Wednesday, a day before the committee presented evidence outlining former President Donald Trump’s plan to install Clark, who backed his false claims of election fraud, as acting attorney general. 

When is the hearing scheduled? What might be discussed? Here’s what we know:

What time is the Jan. 6 hearing on Tuesday?

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. EDT. 

How to watch the Jan. 6 hearing

USA TODAY will livestream the hearings here on USATODAY.com. The hearings have also been televised on C-SPAN and cable news networks. 

What will the hearing focus on?

Details have not been released about the new evidence obtained by the committee. Cassidy Hutchinson, senior aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, will testify, according to Punchbowl News. 

Holder, the British filmmaker who recorded Trump and members of his team around the time of the attack on the Capitol, provided the Jan. 6 committee with footage of Trump, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., among others.

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What did we learn on Thursday?

  • Trump was frustrated with what he perceived as the DOJ’s unwillingness to investigate his claims of election fraud. Officials shot down his suggestions to appoint a special counsel, meet with his reelection campaign lawyers and file a lawsuit with the Supreme Court.
  • Trump wanted the DOJ to “lend credibility” to his claims of election fraud and told agency heads to “leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen,” according to evidence.
  • Trump sought to replace then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen with Clark, an environmental lawyer. The committee presented a draft letter written by Clark addressed to Georgia legislative leaders which falsely alluded to possible voter fraud in key states.
  • The committee presented a recorded testimony of Clark invoking his Fifth Amendment right when asked about the draft letters to Georgia officials.
  • Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., sent text messages to Meadows and others to lobby the White House to elevate Clark within DOJ.
  • DOJ officials threatened to resign en masse if Trump replaced Rosen with Clark.
  • A roster of GOP lawmakers, including Reps. Mo Brooks of Alabama, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Andy Biggs of Arizona, asked for presidential pardons the day after Jan. 6, 2021, according to aides.

Jan. 6 committee hearing schedule: When is the next hearing?

It’s unclear when the next hearing is at the moment. Tuesday’s hearing was scheduled after Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the committee’s chair, said last week that hearings were expected to begin again in July

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