The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection presented more of its findings on Monday, June 13, 2022.
The hearing, the second of several planned by the Jan. 6 committee in the coming weeks, will focus on former President Donald Trump’s level of involvement leading up to and on the day of the attack on the Capitol.
Video provided by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.
Former President Trump’s plan to overturn the election relied on a sustained effort to deceive millions of Americans with knowingly false claims of election fraud. All elements of the plot relied on convincing his supporters about these false claims.
Last week, the Select Committee laid out a preview of their initial findings about a conspiracy, overseen and directed by Donald Trump, to overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential election and block the transfer of power—a scheme unprecedented in American history.
On Monday, June 13, 2022 the committee demonstrated the 2020 election was not stolen. The American people elected President Joe Biden. The committee presented evidence that Mr. Trump’s claims of election fraud were false, that he and his closest advisors knew those claims were false but they continued to peddle them anyway, right up until moments before a mob of Trump supporters attacked the Capitol.
In the weeks to come, the committee will continue to investigate and unveil their initial findings about those responsible for the January 6th attack. The committee has spent months conducting a serious, bipartisan investigation to give Americans the answers they deserve.
Planned Select Committee Hearings
Hearing 3, Wednesday, June 15 will target Trump’s alleged plot to influence and possibly replace the U.S. Attorney General in order to further false election claims. Set to testify are Jeffrey Rosen, who was then acting attorney general, his deputy Richard Donoghue and Justice Department official Steve Engel.
Hearing 4, Thursday, June 16 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, Tuesday, June 21 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, Thursday, June 23 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.