New information regarding former president Donald Trump’s plans and how much he knew about the Capitol riot will be presented before the House Select Committee’s next public hearing on January 6, according to one of the panel’s members on Tuesday.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., stated in a CNN interview that the committee’s ninth open hearing will discuss the “tight relationships between folks in the Trump world and some of these extreme groups.”
However, according to Lofgren, “that’s not the only thing the hearing will be about.” We’ll be looking at some of the information we’ve already found while supplementing it with fresh information we’ve acquired while working this summer.
According to her, doing so entails concentrating on Trump’s intentions, including “what he knew, what he did, and what others did.”
Lofgren stated, “I do think that it will be worth watching. As we got going, I discovered some fresh material that was, you know, very startling.
The hearing is scheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m. ET. The committee leaders decided to postpone the hearing on the night before it was set to begin, blaming the impending hurricane that was headed straight for Florida at the moment.
Later the same week, the committee spent over 3.5 hours speaking with Clarence Thomas’ wife, Virginia Thomas. Thomas, often known as Ginni, reportedly encouraged members of the Trump administration and others to try to overturn President Joe Biden’s election victory in 2020.
Lofgren stated over the weekend in an MSNBC interview that Thomas’s meeting with the committee was not recorded. It’s uncertain if Ginni Thomas’ testimony will be discussed during the hearing on Thursday.
When pressed for more information regarding the alleged connections between the “Trump world” and the radical organisations, Lofgren responded, “Let’s just say that the mob was led by some radical organisations, they plotted what they were going to do in advance, and those individuals were known to people in the Trump orbit.”
The committee is looking into the events leading up to the riot that occurred on January 6, 2021, when a crowd of Donald Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol. As a result of the uprising, senators were briefly prevented from confirming President Joe Biden Joe Biden’s victory over Trump in the 2020 election.
The committee must also deliver a final report presenting its conclusions to the president and Congress by the end of the year. According to Lofgren, the study would include suggested policy reforms to make future U.S. elections more safe.
The panel was reportedly planning to play video of Roger Stone, a veteran political operative and Trump confidant, discussing contesting the results of the 2020 election, according to NBC News, before the meeting was postponed on Sept. 27.