January 6 Live Stream and Viewership Analysis

The House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6, 2021 will soon hold the final panel hearing before the midterm elections. The session will provide the panel with one more opportunity to hammer home its message that former President Donald Trump is still a danger to democracy.

Here is some key elements Things to watch for once the hearing starts at 1 p.m. ET:

No witnesses – but new evidence: Committee aides said there would be no live witnesses at Thursday’s hearing, but said there would be video testimony and documentary evidence that has never been seen before.

Sources say some of the new evidence will come from new witnesses who have only spoken to the committee in recent months, which could include several of Trump’s former Cabinet secretaries: former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former Secretary Treasury Steve Mnuchin and former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. .

Other parts of new testimony will come from witnesses the committee has presented in previous hearings, aides say.

Since its last hearing in July, the committee has received more than a million Secret Service communications since the build-up to the riot. Committee aides told reporters on Wednesday that the next hearing will feature some of this new material, including emails and videos delivered by the service.

Summary of the panel’s summer sessions: It’s been nearly three months since the commission last held a public hearing, and commission members will likely use Thursday’s session to recap for viewers what the panel found during its series. summer audiences.

The committee showed testimony from numerous former aides to former President Donald Trump to argue that Trump had been told he had lost the election, that he was behind plans to try to undo his loss to Joe Biden and that he had been warned that January 6 could turn violent.

Thursday’s hearing gives the committee one last chance before the midterms to remind potential voters of the case they’ve built against Trump’s attempts to void the election and the ensuing violence on Capitol Hill.

A committee choir One of the unique features of the committee’s series of summer hearings was that each was led by one or two different committee members, meaning that a majority of committee members did not speak at a given audience.

It was a pretty anti-Congress posturing for congressional hearings, where choreographed committee presentations on Jan. 6 replaced typical dispersal sessions where each member has five minutes to question witnesses or make a speech.

The committee’s final hearing is still likely to go ahead as planned by the panel — the committee’s seven Democrats and two Republicans are all working together on the sprawling investigation. But for the first time, each committee member will have a speaking role at Thursday’s hearing, aides said, as each presents a different part of the committee’s presentation.

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