The committee’s second hearing on January 6, in prime time, will take place on Thursday and will include a “minute-by-minute” report donald trump‘s actions during Capitol was stormed by his supporters, a panel member said on Sunday.
Three members of the house Selection Committee – Zoe Lofgren, Elaine Luria and Adam Kinzinger – appeared on Sunday broadcasts to discuss the hearing. Republican Congressman Kinzinger also signaled that it may not be the last time the panel will present results to the public.
Representative Luria, who will chair Thursday’s hearing, made the announcement CNN that it would be a “minute by minute… time frame of time [Donald Trump] left the stage at the Ellipse, came back to the White House and really sat in the White House”.
Rep Lofgren said ABC that the committee would “set out minute by minute what happened that day, what didn’t happen, and let people make their own judgements”.
Rep. Kinzinger tells CBS that Thursday’s revelations would “greatly open people’s eyes” on how Mr Trump personally felt about the hordes of rioters who descended on the Capitol and the violence unfolding on his behalf.
Thursday’s hearing is likely to include additional videotaped testimony from former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone. However, a list of the witnesses who were interviewed in person has yet to be released.
Committee members, including Mr Kinzinger, have expressed their disinterest in forcing former President Donald Trump to testify, but have said they are interested in the perspective of former Vice President Mike Pence and those around him.
“Donald Trump has made it clear that he doesn’t mind not telling the truth. Let’s put it mildly. He lies all the time. I wouldn’t trust him to even lie under oath so I’m not sure what the value there is,” Mr Kinzinger said on Sunday.
Both he and Rep. Lofgren hinted that more hearings could be held in the future. Panel members said witnesses continue to provide relevant testimony about the actions of White House officials and Trump allies in the days and hours leading up to the attack on Congress, as well as their responses after the incident.
“The fact that a series of hearings will conclude this Thursday does not mean that our investigation is complete. It is very active, new witnesses coming forward, additional information coming out,” Rep. Lofgren said abc news On Sunday.
“This investigation is ongoing,” Kinzinger told CBS. “We may be at the end of this hearing tranche, we may have more hearings in the future and the investigation is ongoing.”
Thursday’s hearing will be the first session of lawmakers scheduled for prime time since the committee’s hearing on exposure last month.
According to cable news and online viewership, at least 20 million Americans attended this hearing.