UPDATED: The Commission’s January 6 hearing on Thursday will detail what the panel’s chairman, Representative Bennie Thompson, called “President Trump’s attempt to corrupt the nation’s top law enforcement agency, the Ministry of Justice, to support his attempt to annul the elections”.
Thompson released a clip of Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue’s testimony where Donoghue alleges that Trump discussed replacing Acting AG Jeffrey Rosen with Assistant United States Attorney General for the Division of Environment and of natural resources, Jeff Clark, who was reportedly more supportive of Trump’s attempts to nullify the election. Donoghue will testify in person Thursday, according to Rep. Thompson. Deadline’s Ted Johnson reports that the committee is also working to obtain testimony from Pat Cipollone, WH attorney under Trump.
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For details on Thursday’s upcoming hearing and witnesses, see below.
Tuesday’s hearing brought together election officials from Georgia and the speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. The testimony will focus on former President Trump’s alleged efforts to improperly influence state officials. Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Secretary of State and Gabriel Sterling, one of his top aides, as well as former Georgia election agent Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss testified, as did Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers .
The House Select Committee is holding televised public hearings detailing its investigation into the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. All the major broadcast and cable networks covered the hearings, most in their entirety.
Chairman Thompson told Politico on Wednesday that after Thursday’s hearing, the committee would resume them in July. Previously, the idea of future meetings was speculative, but Thompson says the newly obtained evidence requires further investigation. Hearings will resume after the House returns from vacation on July 12.
There is no indication at this time when Ginni Thomas, a conservative political activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, could testify. Thomas reportedly said she was looking forward to speaking with the commission after receiving a request last week. The application contained a series of suggested dates in early July for his testimony.
You can watch the proceedings here:
Representative Liz Cheney, in her opening statement at the first hearing, provided an overview of the upcoming hearings and their dates, each with a specific theme and purpose.
Hearing 5 was postponed from June 15 to Thursday and will target Trump’s alleged plot to influence and possibly replace the United States Attorney General to prosecute the false election claims. Jeffrey Rosen, who was then acting attorney general, his deputy Richard Donoghue and Justice Department official Steve Engel are ready to testify. The hearing will begin at 3 p.m. ET.
There also had to be a Hearing 6 wanted to detail how “Trump summoned a violent mob and ordered them, illegally, to march on the US Capitol” and how he failed to stop those same people as they invaded the Capitol building. No date has yet been set for these proceedings.
C-SPAN serves as a pool for broadcast and cable media and will cover the audience with seven cameras. Each network — except Fox News, which doesn’t cover all audiences — will add analysis and reporting.
With mounds of data, graphic presentations, thousands of hours of footage and hundreds of photos, the hearings would be a lot more media-heavy than usual. That’s probably part of why James Goldston, the former president of ABC News, advised the presentation. Official proceedings can also be streamed on january6th.house.gov.
Here are the current coverage plans that each network has announced for the upcoming hearing.
NETWORK COVERAGE PLANS:
ABC plans to broadcast the hearings live this week.
ABC News Digital and ABC News Live will also provide coverage.
CBS Evening News Anchor and editor Norah O’Donnell will lead the network’s live coverage with a special CBS News report on CBS’ broadcast flagship as well as CBS News Streaming and CBS News mobile apps.
Uninterrupted coverage will be available to watch at CBSNews.com/hearings. Viewers can also watch live CBS News coverage on CBSNews.com and the network’s YouTube channel.
John Dickerson, Chief Elections and Campaign Correspondent Robert Costa, Chief White House Correspondent Nancy Cordes, Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett as well as Congressional Correspondents Nikole Killion and Scott MacFarlane will join O’Donnell for special Thursday coverage.
The CBS News streaming network, CBS News Radio and CBS affiliate service Newspath will have special live coverage of each of the House Select Committee’s public hearings. Uninterrupted coverage will be available to watch at CBSNews.com/hearings. Viewers can also watch live CBS News coverage on CBSNews.com and the network’s YouTube channel.
Coverage of the hearings will also be included in CBS Matineesthe CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell, CBS Sunday morning and Confront the Nation.
CNN’s coverage of the January 6 committee hearings will be streamed live, without requiring a cable connection via CNN.com and CNN OTT and mobile apps under “TV Channels” or CNNgo, where available. CNN will broadcast live Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. ET. Hours are subject to change.
The Public Affairs Network serves as a pool for broadcast and cable media and will cover the audience with seven cameras strategically placed around the majestic Cannon Caucus Room. The setup will include a ‘front’ camera, getting coverage footage from the dais; a manned front camera for taking photos of committee members; a manned “cut” camera, to take pictures of members on the dais or of witnesses and their table; a robotic witness camera; and another witness camera. The hearing will be live on C-SPAN, C-SPAN.org and the C-SPAN Now app.
Fox News broadcasts the hearings live on the network and on subscription-based streaming service Fox Nation and on unsecured FoxNews.com. Fox News covered every daytime hearing from hammer to hammer.
NBC News will broadcast the hearings live on the network and on NBC News Now. NBC News Digital will provide real-time updates, reports and analysis throughout the duration of the hearings.
PBS NewsTime will provide special live broadcast, online and social media coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET Thursday. Special NewsHour coverage will be anchored by Editor-in-Chief Judy Woodruff, with reporting from White House Correspondent Laura Barrón-López at the White House and Capitol Hill Correspondent Lisa Desjardins at the Capitol.
You can live stream audiences on NewsHour’s homepage as well as on its Twitter, Facebook Live, and YouTube pages.
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