Jan 6 committee – live: Surprise hearing announced with new evidence of Trump’s ‘dereliction of duty’

‘The lie hasn’t gone away’: Jan 6 committee chairman says Trump threat to elections is ongoing

The January 6 committee has announced a surprise extra hearing that will contain new evidence of Donald Trump’s “dereliction of duty,” California representative Adam Schiff said on Sunday.

“The final hearing will cover what the president was doing and more importantly, what he was not doing as we were being attacked,” Mr Schiff told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday.

The latest round of the highly watched inquiry will take place at 1pm ET on Tuesday, 28 June.

Previously, the special congressional committee had no more planned hearings until lawmakers returned from their 4 July recess.

The final hearing will bring to a close a month that featured five other days packed with shocking testimony before the committee.

Previous hearings in June revealed Donald Trump’s unprecedented pressure campaign on the Department of Justice to tamper with the election process, and strong evidence from the president’s own inner circle that Mr Trump was clearly warned his election conspiracies were “bulls*t“ but he went on claiming them anyway.

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What is tomorrow’s January 6 hearing about?

Lawmakers have not divulged much about what tomorrow’s January 6 hearings will entail.

The committee has only announced Tuesday’s hearing would “present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony.”

That might involve details learned in footage shared with lawmakers from Alex Holder, a British documentarian who interviewed Donald Trump and members of his inner circle in the days surrounding January 6.

Here’s our look at what might be on those tapes, courtesy of Andrew Buncombe.

Josh Marcus27 June 2022 19:05
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The January 6 committee announces a surprise encore

Just when we thought June’s bombshell January 6 hearings were out of surprises, committee members announced a surprise final hearing for Tuesday.

The inquiry will continue at 1 pm ET on Capitol Hill on 28 June, and feature new evidence about Donald Trump’s conduct the day of January 6.

As always, The Independent will be covering all the details live.

Josh Marcus27 June 2022 19:00


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