Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol announces surprise hearing where it will present unpublished evidence and testimony

The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol will hold a hearing this Tuesday, June 28, after previously revising its schedule to postpone hearings for “several weeks.”

The hearing will begin at 1 pm ET and members will “present recently obtained evidence and receive testimony from witnesses,” the committee said in a statement.

The new programming comes after British documentary filmmaker Alex Holder, who had substantial access to then-President Donald Trump, his family and closest advisers about the Jan. 6 attack, met with the committee behind closed doors last week and released footage including interviews with Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner and Vice President Mike Pence.

Lawmakers have also expressed interest in speaking with Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, as well as former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone.

Until now, no committee member wanted to advance if the recordings of Holder are the aforementioned new evidence.

Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., closed the committee’s last public hearing in anticipation of the focus of the upcoming appointments, calling the Jan. 6 attack a “Trump back-up plan to stop the transfer of power” from Capitol Hill.

The committee is made up of seven Democratic representatives and two Republicans and has been investigating for nearly a year Trump’s responsibility in the attack on Congress by his supporters on January 6, 2021, in which five people died, serious damage was caused.

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