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What to Expect from the Televised Capitol Riot Hearings, Which Begin Thursday Evening

What to Expect from the Televised Capitol Riot Hearings, Which Begin Thursday Evening

Giovedì sera, gli Stati Uniti. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the U.S. Capitol will hold its first public hearing, revealing what representatives have learned about the moments leading up to — and during — the attacks.

Night one of the hearing, which airs in primetime, is expected to make headlines for its inclusion of previously unreleased witness testimony and video footage of former President Donald Trump‘s top aides and family members. The first night is also expected to shed more light on the role of the alt-right group The Proud Boys in the attack.

Più di tutto, anche se, the goal of the hearing will be to reveal the American public what the committee has discovered about former President Trump’s role in the events of that day.

As President Joe Biden told reporters on Thursday, for many Americans, this will be the first look at the committee’s findings. “There’s a lot of questions — who’s responsible, who’s involved,” Biden ha detto, per Notizie CBS. “I’m not going to make a judgment on that, but I just want you to know that we’re going to probably be, a lot of Americans are going to be seeing for the first time some of the detail that occurred.

Here’s more about what to expect.

How to Watch

According to a statement sent by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, the first public hearing is set for Thursday, giugno 9, a 8:00 p.m. EDT.

The hearings will be streamed live on most major outlets, with the exception of Fox News, which will carry coverage of the hearings on Fox Business.

Secondo la dichiarazione, the committeewill present previously unseen material documenting January 6th, receive witness testimony, and provide the American people an initial summary of its findings about the coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power. The committee will also preview additional hearings.

Thursday’s televised hearing is the first of at least six, with others scheduled to continue through July.

What to Expect

Unreleased video footage — including of interviews conducted with Trump allies and family members like Ivanka Trump e Donald Trump Jr. — are expected to be shown during the hearing, and could shed light on how those in the White House that day handled the attacks as they unfolded.

The first night of the hearings will also include testimony from two witnesses: NOI. Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards and documentarian Nick Quested.

Edwards was the first law enforcement officer injured when rioters stormed the Capitol grounds. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, her injurieshave prevented her from returning to her previous assignment as a member of the USCP First Responder Unit,” the committee said in its statement.

Quested, nel frattempo, is a filmmaker who, along with a crew, was at the Capitol filming a documentary about the Proud Boys. According to the committee, he was a witness tothe movements around the Capitol that morning, the first moments of violence against U.S. Polizia del Campidoglio, and the chaos that ensued.

What Might Be Revealed

In the days leading up to the primetime hearing, members of the bipartisan committee have hinted that shocking revelations may come to light.

in an interview with Washington Post Live di lunedi, Democrat Jamie Raskin said the committee wasgoing to tell the story of a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 presidential election and block the transfer of power.

The select committee has found evidence about a lot more than incitement here, and we’re gonna be laying out the evidence about all of the actors who were pivotal to what took place on Jan. 6,” Raskin added.

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, a Republican on the panel, has also used the wordconspiracyto describe the committee’s findings, e detto Notizie CBS that efforts to delegitimize democracy by former President Trump and his allies isan ongoing threat.

It is extremely broad. It’s extremely well organized. It’s really chilling,” Cheney said.