Jamie Raskin doesn’t say if the Jan. 6 committee will get Mike Pence to testify
The first hearing of the select committee of the House on January 6 is underway in Washington, DC, 18 months after the violent assault on the United States Capitol.
Former President Donald Trump addressed Social Truth earlier in the day saying the attack on Congress by his supporters was “not just a protest,” but in fact “the biggest movement” in U.S. history. United. President Joe Biden had a very different view, calling it a “flagrant violation of the Constitution.”
In his opening remarks, President Bennie Thompson warned that “the conspiracy is not over” and that democracy “remains in jeopardy.”
According to the committee’s aides, excerpts from testimonies taken from close confidants of the former president will be played during the televised hearing at prime time, possibly including the daughter of former President Ivanka Trump. These will constitute “a small … but significant” part of the evidence.
A former GOP informant told The Independent that Trump will “lose his mind” when he sees the hearings and realizes that there is no one to intervene on his behalf.
Committee members are also reportedly sitting at about 14,000 hours of unpublished footage of the Capitol police body camera, which is expected to be released when the hearing begins at 8 p.m. ET.
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Tonight, you’ll see never-before-seen images of the brutal attack on our Capitol and the attack that took place while a few blocks away President Trump was sitting watching television in the dining room next to the Oval Office.
You will hear about the brave police officers fighting for their lives and fighting to defend our democracy against the violent mob that Donald Trump refused to suspend tonight and in the coming weeks.
You will see evidence of what motivated privileged people, including those directly involved in this attack. You’ll see a video of them explaining what made them do it. You will see their posts on social media. We’ll show you what they said in federal court. At this point, there is no room for debate. Those who invaded our capital and fought law enforcement for hours are motivated by what President Trump told them that the election was stolen and that he was the rightful president.
Oliver O’Connell June 10, 2022 1:21 AM
Ms. Cheney goes on to say that, aware of the ‘Hang Mike Pence’ chants at the Capitol, Trump said, “Maybe our fans have the right idea. Mike Pence deserves it.”
Oliver O’Connell10 June 2022 01:19
Thompson introduces Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to her opening remarks, saying, “What a great honor it is to work on this committee.”
Ms. Cheney leads with Trump’s words: “President Trump believed his supporters in the Capitol were, and I quote, ‘doing what they should be doing.’
Oliver O’Connell June 10, 2022 1:18 AM
Thompson says, “This evening I come before you not as a Democrat, but as an American who vowed to defend the Constitution. The Constitution does not protect only Democrats or only Republicans. It protects us all.”
He added: “January 6 and the lies that led to the insurrection have endangered two and a half centuries of constitutional democracy. The world is watching what we do here. For a long time America was expected to be a bright city on a hill. A beacon of hope and freedom. “
Oliver O’Connell June 10, 2022 1:14 AM
“Donald Trump was at the center of this conspiracy,” says Thompson. “And finally, Donald Trump, the president of the United States, encouraged a multitude of internal enemies of the Constitution to march on the Capitol and subvert American democracy.”
“January 6 was the culmination of a coup attempt, a blatant attempt, as one rioter said shortly after January 6, to overthrow the government. The violence was not accidental. “
Oliver O’Connell June 10, 2022 1:14 AM
First video test: the former AG Bill Bar
After saying that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, Thompson plays the first video test: former Attorney General Bill Barr.
Barr recalls: “I made it clear that I did not agree with the idea of saying the election was stolen and taking these things out, which I told the president were bulls ****.”
Oliver O’Connell10 June 2022 01:12
Rep. Bennie Thompson said the opening remarks
The hearing begins with President Bennie Thompson’s opening remarks.
“I am from a part of the country where people justified the actions of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan and lynching. I remember that dark story as I hear voices today trying to justify the actions of the insurgents on January 6, 2021. “
“We have taken an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” he says. “This oath was put to the test on January 6, 2021.”
Oliver O’Connell10 June 2022 01:10
Officer Fanone hopes that the minds of the “truth” but “not optimistic” will change
Speaking to Eric Garcia of The Independent shortly before the proceedings began, former officer Mike Fanone said he hoped to hear the truth about the assault on the Capitol building on January 6, 2021.
When asked if he thought the hearing would be held at prime time, it would change people’s minds about the events of that day, Fanone said he would not speak on behalf of the American people, but that it was not. optimistic.
Oliver O’Connell June 10, 2022 1:06 AM
Officer Dunn wants those responsible for the attack to be held responsible
Officer Harry Dunn wants those responsible for the January 6, 2021 uprising to be held accountable.
Oliver O’Connell10 June 2022 00:58
The scene as the audience prepares to begin
Oliver O’Connell10 June 2022 00:54