Despite not having heard from the former commander-in-chief or top associates connected to attempts to rig the 2020 election, the House committee will hold a session on Thursday.
This session will concentrate on Donald Trump’s mental state, prior to the January 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
New Documents Revealed
The session on Thursday, according to a panel aide, would not feature live eyewitnesses, but rather new information from testimony and documents of the U.S. Secret Service.
It will as well feature footage of attempts to stop the action in real-time.
Considering Donald Trump’s refusal to assist with the committee, the committee will try to replicate Trump’s mental state before and during the riot.
Committee members assert the results will talk for themselves. The meeting follows Ginni Thomas, the wife of Clarence Thomas, spoke with the panel two weeks back.
After reports came out that Thomas had allegedly spoken with the Trump administration, congressmembers in Arizona and Wisconsin, and the panel before January 6, Thomas willingly appeared before them.
Hey All. I won’t be covering the Oath Keepers seditious conspiracy trial today, as I’ll be attending the Jan. 6 committee hearing. Will post my thoughts and observations about the hearing upon its conclusion. Have a great Thursday friends.
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) October 13, 2022
Others will concentrate on the suspected connections between staffers of the former president and extremist groups that attacked the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Some will recap the 15-month inquiry.
Few people think the committee has anything near a sure thing that implicates Trump, despite the fact some of the information provided is likely to be new.
The panel is struggling with that reality as it conducts what is probably its last hearing before the midterm elections.
The panel has not received testimony from Trump or other important figures who were in the White House or Congress on January 6; this complicates the effort for a clear resolution.
Trump and the former president’s key congressional backers each declined to work with the panel. Republican Rep. Andy Biggs refused to appear for a deposition, despite a congressional subpoena from the committee.
Committee Operates With Bias
Biggs, who the committee claims influenced state officials in Arizona to challenge President Biden’s 2020 election victory, declared the committee is riddled with bias.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Chairman of the Freedom Caucus Scott Perry both disobeyed the committee’s subpoenas.
In advance of House Jan. 6 hearing highlighting Secret Service records, official confirms that agency was in touch with multiple members of the Oath Keepers in months leading up to riot https://t.co/pJEZpAomVH
— Rachel Weiner (@rachelweinerwp) October 13, 2022
The committee asserts that Perry served as a crucial conduit between Trump and Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark, who pressed the DOJ to support the former president’s allegations of electoral fraud in 2020.
In the meantime, McCarthy spoke on the phone with Trump as demonstrators surrounded the Capitol on January 6. Similar difficulties have been encountered by the committee in speaking with senior members of the Trump administration.
Peter Navarro, a senior member of the Trump administration, was charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to appear before the committee. The committee claims Navarro was in charge of leading Trump’s efforts to rig the 2020 election.This article appeared in Powerhouse News and has been published here with permission.