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By Miriam Raftery

After months of closed-door investigations, the House of Representatives’ January 6 Committee is holding its first hearings with public testimony about what transpired during the assault on the U.S. Capitol, including evidence expected to show coordination among extremist groups and potentially, the Trump campaign and White House insiders.

All major TV networks (except Fox) will be carrying the hearings live in prime time including ABC, NBC, CBS,NPR, PBS, C-Span and MSNBC; the latter will also have pre-and post-event coverage.

The first public hearing will be aired tonight, June 9 at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, followed by five additional days of early morning hearings over the next two weeks. 

Here is the full schedule, listed with local viewing time for San Diego:

Thursday, June 9 at 5 p.m.

Monday, June 13 at 7 a.m.

Wednesday, June 15 at 7 a.m.

Thursday, June 16 at 7 a.m.

Tuesday, June 21 at 7 a.m.

Thursday, June 23 at 5 p.m.

The committee has head testimony from more than 1,000 witnesses and reviewed over 100,000 pages of documents.

The hearing follows arrests of numerous individuals including leaders of the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys who have been charged with seditious conspiracy for efforts to overthrow the government and block counting of electoral college votes through a violent breach of the U.S. Capitol as supporters erected a gallows outside and called for the hanging of Vice President Mike Pence.

The hearing is expected to focus on demonstrating coordination between extremist groups such as Oath Keepers and Proud Boys and the dangers such organizations pose to our democracy.  The hearing may also tie such actions to Trump campaign or White House insiders and potentially, the former President.

CNN and Politico report that former White House Chief of Staff Mike Meadows and others have said Trump voiced approval of chants to “hang Mike Pence.” Multiple witnesses have reportedly told the committee that Trump watched the violence unfold on TV for hours while refusing repeated pleas from aides and his daughter to take action to stop the attack, which killed four people including a police officer, injured many others, and caused major property damage in the Capitol.

The Hill reports today that an aide on the select committee told the Washington D.C. news site, “We will be revealing new details showing that Jan. 6 was the result of a coordinated, multistep effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election and stop the transfer of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden, and indeed, that former President Donald Trump was at the center of that effort.”

Some of the videotaped depositions shared will be those with Trump White House officials, senior Trump administration officials, Trump campaign officials and indeed Trump family members, the committee aide told The Hill.

A documentary filmmaker and a Capitol police officer are also expected to testify.


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Jan. 6. Committee

Why were 2 Republicans ousted from the committee? The 2 remaining republicans both voted to Impeach President Trump. The other 2 were not going along with the way the committee refused any cross examination of the so called facts. The prosecution gave their opening statements to the public (JURY). They omitted many things that were found because the Defense could not cross examine. That is itself is a is the way they conducted themselves. The fact that one of the biggest liars, Adam Schiff was on the committee tells anyone, it was a Dog and Pony show. Schiff had sworn several times he had PROOF President Trump was colluding with Russia! We all know that was a PROVEN LIE. If anyone really wants the real truth, just watch 2000 Mules. If your afraid to watch it or believe it to be a lie, watch it anyway and then state you belief. If you won’t even listen to it you are afraid of the truth P.E.R.I.O.D. The committee is just trying to make sure Trump can’t win another election. Trump was getting rid of the Swamp of which they were a part of. Trump did what he said he would do. Closed borders. Build a Wall. Bring Peace to the Middle East. Rebuild our defenders of our country and got Space Force. Got a Covid shot in less then a year. Had China PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE and many more things Americans benefited from. Biden is ruining our country and our children and you know it. I could go on and on. But at 75 I’m getting tired of the obvious.

Those kicked off may be coconspirators or witnesses.

We know that some  Republican members sought pardons for their actions related to the January 6 insurrection.

One of those two Reps denied a spot on the committee was subpoenaed as a witness and refused to testify. https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/politics/nancy-pelosi-rejects-republicans...   Clearly anyone who is a witness shouldn't also be investigating themselves as a committee member.

Liz Cheney went so far as to accuse McCarthy of trying to "sabotage" the committee by appointing Jordan:  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/27/jim-jordan-republi.... He had made many inflammatory tweets hyping the false stolen election narrative that we now know Trump's Attorney General and top campaign aides advised was false.

The other, Rep. Banks, was caught signing a letter falsely claiming to be a ranking committee member.  https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/21/politics/jim-banks-liz-cheney-jan-6-commi...   Not exactly a sterling character reference.

McCarthy torpedoed Dems initial efforts to convene a fully independent commission. They then tried for a bipartisan commission.  All McCarthy had to do is appoint reasonable Republicans not involved in the conspiracy or being apologists for violence that injured 140 police officer and killed several people.  He declined to do so, then blamed Dems for carryng forth with two Republicans who agreed to serve on the panel.  The alternative would have been no investigation at all into the attempted overthrow of the government by violence.


of course

FOX will not carry it!! can't have the righties knowing the TRUTH!!! what would that do to their ratings......