The House select Committee investigating the attack on U.S. Capitol building, January 6, 2021, will hold at minimum one more public hearing before concluding the work.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D. Mississippi), chair of the January 6 committee. told reporters on TuesdayThe committee will hold its last public meeting on September 28th at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
Thompson stated that the committee might schedule additional hearings to hear evidence from witnesses related to the attack or attempts at overturning the 2020 election.
“I can say that unless something else develops, this hearing at this point is the final hearing. But it’s not in stone because things happen,” he explained.
According to Thompson, the hearing will include “significant witness testimony” that hasn’t been heard yet, along with previously unaired footage of the attack on the Capitol.
One of the most striking evidences presented by the committee thus far is behind-the scenes footage of former President Donald Trump We are unable to condemn the actions taken by the mobWho attacked the Capitol in His Name Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimonyAn aide to Mark Meadows, a former chief of staff, said that Trump was aware of some of the mob’s armed marching towards Congress on January 6.
In recent weeks, the work of the January 6 committee has been somewhat overshadowed by the FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, last month, which resulted in the retrieval of 11,000 government documents, including more than 100 documents that were marked as classified. But the committee’s work remains ongoing — and The Department of Justice recently asked for information from the panel. relating to the fake electors plot to overturn the 2020 presidential election, indicating that the committee’s findings have been deemed relevant by investigators within that department.
It’s possible that one of the final witnesses to testify in the September 28 hearing will be a critical one: The committee announced on WednesdayGinni Thomas is a conservative political activist and wife to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. She will soon testify in front of them.
It’s unclear whether Thomas’s testimony will be included in the committee’s final hearing, or, if it is included, whether the testimony will be live or pre-recorded. But it’s likely the committee will inquire about her attempts to convince elections officials in Wisconsin Arizona to overturn their states’ 2020 presidential outcomes. She will likely be questioned by the committee about her. text messages she sent to Meadows days after Trump’s lossHe encouraged him to continue to make false claims of election fraud in an effort to overturn it.