Jan 6. Capitol Assault Committee leaves prime-time investigation

WASHINGTON – Featuring never-before-seen video, new audio and a “mountain of evidence” that house committee investigation of January 6 Attack on US Capitol will try not only to show that deadly violence that erupted that day, but also the chilling backstory as a defeated President, donald trumptried to fall over Joe Bidens election victory.

Thursday is listen to prime time opens with testimonies by the first cop to rush in the mob riot and by a documentary filmmaker who recorded the hand-to-hand combat, and it will contain the accounts of the committee by Trump’s aides and family members of the deadly siege that threatened US democracy.


“When you hear and understand the wide-ranging conspiracy and effort to corrupt every lever and government agency involved, you know the hairs on the back of your neck should stand up,” said Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va. , a member of the 1/6 Committee, said in an interview with The Associated Press.

“Bringing everything together in one place and into a coherent narrative will, I believe, help the American people better understand what happened on January 6th — and the threats it could potentially pose in the future.”

The year-long investigation by the 1/6 Panel into the attack on the Capitol will begin to show how America’s tradition of peacefully transferring presidential powers was about to derail. It is reconstructed as Trump refused to admit the 2020 electiondistribution false allegations of voter fraud and orchestrated an unprecedented public and private campaign to tip over Biden’s victory.


The result of the coming weeks of public hearings can not change hearts or minds in politically polarized America. But the investigation of the committee with 1,000 job interviews intended to stand as a public record for the story. A final report is used for accounting the fiercest attack on the Capitol since the British set it on fire in 1814 and to ensure such an attack never happens again.

Emotions are still open in the Capitol, and security for the hearings will be tight. Law enforcement officials are reporting an increase in violent threats against members of Congress.


Against this background, the committee will seek to forestall a divided America the midterm elections in the fall, when voters decide which party controls Congress. However, most TV stations broadcast the hearings live Fox News Channel doesn’t.

The committee chairman, leader of civil rights Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Vice Chairman Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, will set the tone with opening remarks.

The two congressional leaders will lay out what the committee learned about events leading up to that brisk January day in 2021 when Trump sent his supporters into Congress “Fight Like Hell” for his presidency as a legislature undertook the typically routine task of confirming last November’s findings.


“People will have to watch two intersecting streams of events — one will be the attempt to overthrow the presidential election, which is a harrowing story in itself,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., AP committee member.

“The other will be the sequence of events leading up to a violent mob attack on the Capitol to halt the electoral college vote count and block the peaceful balance of power,” he said.

First, reports of police officers engaging in hand-to-hand combat with the mob are challenged with testimony from US Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards, who was seriously injured in the attack. Also on Thursday is documentary filmmaker Nick Quested, who filmed the extremist Proud Boys storming the Capitol. Some of this group Members have since been chargedas did some of the Oath Keepers, due to rare sedition allegations over the military attack.


Along with the live testimony, the panel will reveal multimedia presentations, including unreleased videos and audios, and a “mountain of evidence,” said a committee aide, who insisted on anonymity to preview the hearing. Reports will be recorded from Trump’s senior White House, administration and campaign advisers, as well as members of Trump’s family, the adviser said.

In the coming weeks, the panel is expected to detail Trump’s public “stop the steal” campaign and the private pressure he was putting on the Justice Department to reverse his election loss — despite it Dozens of failed lawsuits and be own Attorney General He confirmed that there was no fraud of a magnitude that could have swayed the results in his favour.


The body, made up of nine lawmakers, faced obstacles from the start. Republicans blocked the formation of an independent body to investigate the January 6 attack the way the 9/11 Commission investigated the 2001 terrorist attack.

Instead, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi initiated the creation of the 1/6 panel Congress on objections from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. She rejected the Republican-appointed lawmakers who voted Jan. 6 against confirming the election results and chose her own preferred members.

Trump has dismissed the probe as illegitimate, and many Republicans are ready to defend him.

Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York told a GOP leadership press conference that the committee’s “shameless prime-time show” was nothing more than a smear campaign against the former president, his party and his supporters.


But by many measures, the attack was launched shortly after Election Day when Trump falsely claiming the vote had been rigged and refused to concede when Biden was declared the winner.

The proceedings are expected to introduce Americans to a range of characters, some familiar, some elusive, and what they said and did as Trump and his allies attempted to reverse the election result.

The public will learn about the actions of Mark Meadows, the president’s chief of staff, whose more than 2,000 text messages provided the committee with a snapshot of the real-time scramble to keep Trump in office. By John Eastman, the conservative law professor who was the architect of the unsuccessful plan to convince Vice President Mike Pence to stop certification on January 6th. By Justice Department officials who threatened to resign rather than go along with Trump’s surprise proposals.


Lawmakers have also been caught up in the investigation, including House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy, who opposed the subpoena requests of the Testimony Committee. Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trumpurging her father to fight off the rioters, appeared privately before the committee.

The Justice Department arrested and charged more than 800 people that day. the largest trawl in its history.


Associated Press contributors Kevin Freking and Michael Balsamo contributed to this report.


For full coverage of the January 6 hearings, see https://www.apnews.com/capitol-siege.

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