“We’re still full steam ahead” Elaine Luria, member of the Jan. 6 panel, hints that more evidence will come after this week’s hearing, as Zoe Lofgren promises the subpoenaed Secret Service records are two days away will be available before the primetime finale
- MP Elaine Luria said Sunday the investigation was “in full swing.”
- More evidence is said to be unveiled even after the “front row” of public hearings during Thursday’s primetime finale concludes
- Zoe Lofgren, a member of the panel, said the select panel expects to receive documentation from the intelligence agency on Tuesday
- Committee chair Bennie Thompson on Friday subpoenaed the text messages that the Secret Service said were deleted during a data migration
6th January Panel members said Sunday the investigation is moving forward despite the upcoming prime-time finale of their public hearings, and announced the recently subpoenaed Secret Service recordings should be ready by Tuesday.
“We’re full steam ahead,” said Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria CNN State of the Union host Dana Bash claims Thursday’s hearing is just the last in the first series.
Zoe Lofgren, a member of the select panel, also said Sunday that the panel is still considering interviewing the former president donald trump and his ex-vice president Mike Pence as part of the ongoing investigation.
She told ABC This Week host Martha Raddatz that the panel expects to receive relevant Secret Service recordings ahead of Thursday’s hearing, which the panel subpoenaed Friday from the agency.
The Jan. 6 House Special Committee asked the Secret Service to turn over “pertinent texts” related to the attack on the Capitol, which they believe were deleted after requesting their release.
‘We expect to have them by Tuesday. So we’ll see,” MP Lofgren said, adding that the panel needs “all the texts from 5 and 6 January” 2021.
The panel will hold the last of its public hearings Thursday evening at 8pm – similar to the first kick-off of the hearings in June with a prime-time broadcast.
Republicans have criticized the televised hearings for turning congressional proceedings into a public spectacle to try to drum up more opposition to Trump.
Rep. Elaine Luria, a member of the Jan. 6 panel, said Sunday the investigation was “in full swing” and claimed more evidence would be unveiled even after the “front row” of public hearings during the primetime finale on Sunday be completed on Thursday
Colleague Zoe Lofgren said the panel expects to receive recordings from the intelligence service on Tuesday
One of the two Republican members on the panel, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, told CBS FAce the Nation on Sunday that the next hearing will be “a huge eye-opener for people.”
The other GOP member on the panel is Wyoming General Representative Liz Cheney.
Luria predicted that while this is the last hearing in this series, there will be more evidence in the future, whether through more hearings or through “other methods.”
“So this is the latest in the series that we have put together in which we have established a framework to describe the various elements of what happened before and on that day,” Luria told CNN of Thursday’s hearing.
“Of course we get new information every day. Even incorporating more of this new information day by day into what we will be presenting on Thursday,” she added.
Committee chairman Bennie Thompson on Friday subpoenaed Secret Service recordings of text messages they say were deleted that day during a data migration
“So I’m sure you’ll be hearing from the committee again.”
Lofgren announced Thursday’s hearing aims to “go through minute by minute what happened that day, what didn’t happen, and let people make their own judgements.”
The Secret Service was supposed to turn over messages that the agency claims were deleted as part of a planned system migration and claimed that they didn’t believe the deleted messages were important to the investigation.
“I was shocked to hear that they didn’t back up their data before resetting their iPhones,” Lofgren said of the Secret Service. ‘That’s crazy. I don’t know why that would be.’
“We need this information to get a complete picture.”