(NewsNation) – The House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol will hold its third straight hearing on Thursday.
The hearing is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. ET and is expected to focus on the Former President Donald Trump has put pressure on his Vice President Mike Penceto stop Joe Biden from winning the election.
In a last-ditch, and potentially illegal, plan, Trump seized upon conservative law professor John Eastman’s unorthodox suggestion to get Pence to turn voters away when he chaired Congress to confirm the Jan. 6, 2021 election results — something which he had no power to do in his ceremonial role.
Greg Jacob, Pence’s former attorney, and J. Michael Luttig, a conservative legal scholar, retired federal appellate judge and informal advisor to Pence, are expected to testify live Thursday.
Thursday’s session is also expected to unveil new evidence of the danger Pence faced that day, when mobs stormed the Capitol shouting “Hang Mike Pence!” with a gallows on the Capitol grounds, when the vice president went into hiding with senators.
NewsNation is streaming the hearing live in a video player at the top of the page.
The committee announced it would hold two hearings next week — one on June 21 and another on June 23 — both scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET.
In hissecond public hearing on MondayThe House Select Committee focused on how Trump refused to accept the results of the Democratic process.
NewsNation Political Editor Chris Stirewalt discussed Monday’s hearing and his testimony in oneExclusive interview with Leland Vittertwho blames both parties for allowing hyperpartisanship and the pursuit of political power to drive post-election decision-making in 2020.
During his testimony, Stirewaltexplained the term “red mirage”,— an observation that Republican voters are more likely to cast in-person ballots, which are often counted earlier on Election Day.
Stirewalt said Trump took advantage of this trend to unfairly cast doubt on absentee ballots, which were later counted and would be more likely to favor Biden.
Also on Monday Trumpissued a 12-page rebuttalon testimonies and evidence presented by the Committee.
The committee kicked off its series of hearings last week in a prime-time spectacle intended for presentation the first findings of the committeecollected over an 11 month study.
As he ponders another White House run, Trump insists the committee’s investigation is a “witch hunt.” Last week he said January 6 was “the greatest movement in our country’s history.”
The Jan. 6 hearings have been vilified by the GOP as “political theatre,” and while some of the witnesses have made some strong allegations, many viewers are left wondering if there are any at allActual charges could emerge from the proceedings.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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