The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection presented more witnesses on Thursday, June 16, 2022.
Donald Trump attempted to pressure the former Vice President into going along with an unlawful scheme to overturn the 2020 election.
The Select Committee is going to reveal the details of that pressure campaign.
Trump knew he lost the 2020 election, so he oversaw a scheme to overturn the will of the American people. When the Vice President refused to go along with it, he unleashed a violent mob against Pence at The Capitol.
- Mr. Greg Jacob, Former Counsel to Vice President Mike Pence
- The Honorable J. Michael Luttig, Retired judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and informal advisor to Mike Pence
Planned Select Committee Hearings
Hearing 4 is intended to outline Trump’s efforts to pressure VP Mike Pence to stop the electoral count. Greg Jacob, the former chief counsel to the vice president will reportedly testify.
Hearing 5 will trace Trump’s efforts to unduly influence state legislators and election officials. Brad Raffensperger, secretary of state of Georgia and Gabriel Sterling, one his top aides, have been subpoenaed to testify.
Hearing 6 is meant to detail how Trump summoned a violent mob and directed them, illegally, to march on the U.S. Capitol, and how he failed to act to stop those same people as they invaded the Capitol building.
Follow the progress at january6th.house.gov.