Jamie Raskin doesn’t say whether the Jan 6 Committee will get Mike Pence to testify
Videotaped depositions from Ivanka Trump could be presented publicly in the first House January 6 select committee hearing.
According to committee aides, Chairman Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney will play excerpts of testimony taken from close confidantes of the ex-president at the outset of Thursday’s prime-time televised hearing, consisting of “a small … but meaningful portion” of the evidence in the committee’s possession.
Members of the committee are reportedly also sitting on roughly 14,000 hours of unreleased Capitol Police bodycam footage, which is expected to be released to the public during the first public hearing, getting underway at 8 pm ET Thursday.
Meanwhile, new details have emerged outlining the former president’s actions on the day of the attack. Donald Trump privately asked to be taken to the Capitol Hill building on January 6 last year to join his supporters, a report has revealed.
A former GOP insider tells The Independent that Donald Trump will “lose his mind” when he watches the January 6 committee hearings on the Capitol riot on Thursday evening and realises no one is there to interject on his behalf.
Jan 6 committee teases unreleased video footage of Capitol riot
Lawmakers on the January 6 committee are sitting on unreleased on-the-ground footage of the Capitol riot that is expected to be released to the public during its hearings, which begin Thursday evening.
News of the unreleased footage was first reported by Good Morning America on Thursday morning, just hours before the committee’s first public hearing on Capitol Hill.
According to ABC News, the footage obtained by the panel includes the moments during which a crowd of previously peaceful Trump supporters turned into a violent mob who attacked the Capitol resulting in the deaths of several members of law enforcement.
In addition to the more than 1,000 people who were interviewed by the committee who were either directly or indirectly involved in the US Capitol insurrection, the pandel has reportedly also obtained roughly 14,000 hours of Capitol Police bodycam video.
The Independent’s John Bowden has more below:
Johanna Chisholm9 June 2022 16:41
Navarro complains about legal fees in letter to judge: ‘I’ll be eating dog food if I stay out of jail’
Peter Navarro, the former economic adviser to Donald Trump, told a federal judge on Wednesday that he is “at a severe disadvantage” and is facing trouble putting together a team of legal experts.
In a letter to judge Amit Mehta of the DC district court, Mr Navarro argued that although he remained without legal representation, the prosecution has begun filing motions to push for a speedy trial.
The justice department last Friday indicted Mr Navarro for contempt…