The session will focus on presenting the summary of the facts of an investigation that has lasted more than a year and has collected more than 130,000 documents and more than 1,000 testimonies
The Congressional Commission investigating the assault on the Capitol on January 6 and former President Trump’s attempt to annul the 2020 elections, is holding what will probably be its last public hearing tomorrow before the publication of the final report with its conclusions and recommendations. Broader in nature than previous ones, the hearing will focus on presenting the summary of the facts of an investigation that has lasted more than a year and has collected more than 130,000 documents, as well as the testimonies of more than 1,000 witnesses.
According to committee chairman Bennie Thompson, the panel on Wednesday will show crucial footage and key witness statements that have not yet been used in previous hearings. Among other images, the panel will show excerpts from the documentary by Trump ally Roger Stone. The Commission plans to complete an interim report next month, before the final dossier to be published towards the end of the year. The committee’s public hearings earlier in the summer featured explosive testimony from more than twenty key witnesses, including former White House and Justice Department officials.
The commission, which is continuing its extensive investigation to establish the timeline of Trump’s attempts to interfere in the election long after even Jan. 6, has issued new subpoenas and interviewed witnesses since its last public hearing last July. Among those cited is the president of the Wisconsin Legislative Assembly, Robin Vos, with whom the Commission wants to speak to learn the details of a phone call from Trump in July in which the former president urged Vos to act to decertify the victory of the President Joe Biden in the State.
They ask to block the citation
Vos, in the final days of his re-election campaign, has sued the Commission to block the subpoena, arguing that the investigation into his call with Trump goes beyond the scope of the events of January 6 and harms his re-election. The Commission has also asked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to volunteer his testimony.
Separately, Virginia ‘Ginni’ Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, agreed last week to testify before the committee—thus avoiding a subpoena—about her involvement in the plot to keep Trump in power after his death. electoral defeat in 2020.
‘Ginni’ Thomas sent text messages to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, emails to the coup attempt’s mastermind, attorney John Eastman, as well as state legislators from Arizona and Wisconsin as part of the Republican pressure campaign to decertify Biden’s victory.
far right activism
The far-right activism of the spouse of a sitting Supreme Court Justice, both through her own firm Liberty Consulting, as well as other extremist groups receiving shadow money such as CNP Action and Turning Point USA, underscores the serious and untenable conflict of interest with her husband Clarence Thomas’s position on the court, as well as potential criminal consequences for his involvement in the coup plot.
Other witnesses are trying to block the commission’s subpoenas in federal court, including former chief of staff Mark Meadows, litigation that is not clear can be resolved before the end of the year. The 2,000 text messages from Meadows given to the Commission reveal what is considered the road map of the coup attempt, a plot that involves all three arms of the government, including the Pentagon.
This week the incidence of a call that took place on January 6 from the White House to one of those involved in the attack on the Capitol, as well as a message between Meadows and one of the insurgents, has come to light. Wednesday’s will be the last public hearing for congresswoman and committee vice chair Liz Cheney, after losing her August re-election primary to a Trump candidate. Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who is also leaving Congress, are the only two House Republicans on the panel.
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