Update: The committee will have its final hearing on January 6 and refer any charges to the justice department and other parties
Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the January 6 Committee, told reporters today that the panel has scheduled its final meeting for Monday and would refer accusations in “five or six categories” to organizations like the Justice Department at that time. He said the referrals were still being completed but would be revealed at the meeting on Monday.
The committee will also decide whether to release the long-awaited report outlining its conclusions. If accepted, the report will be made available to the public two days later.
Tomorrow, October 13, at 1 p.m. ET, the congressional committee looking into the attack on the US Capitol on January 6 will have what appears to be its last hearing before the mid-term elections. Two hours is about how long it is predict to last.
As Hurricane Ian approaches Florida, the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the US Capitol has postponed its meeting scheduled for September 28. The panel promised to make a new date announcement shortly.
The House Select Committee to Investigate the Attack on the US Capitol on January 6 tweeted that its upcoming hearing will take place on Wednesday, September 28 at 1 p.m. ET.
TIMING ON NEXT HEARINGS
Despite the committee’s initial declaration that the conclave on July 21 would be its final hearing meeting, Rep. Zoe Lofgren recently stated on ABC’s This Week that “This inquiry is very much ongoing.” New witnesses are coming forward, Lofgren explained. More details are becoming available. We continue to examine some issues.
Rep. Liz Cheney, vice chair of the committee, stated last week that “the dam has begun to crack.”
Cheney said the committee “would spend August examining fresh information on numerous fronts before convening multiple hearings this September” during the hearing on July 21.
On State of the Union Sunday, Cheney told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “We anticipate talking to further members of the president’s Cabinet. We want to speak with more of his campaign’s supporters. We are undoubtedly highly focus on the Secret Service as well.
The latter may revolve around the revelation from earlier in July that certain text messages from the Secret Service sent on January 5 and 6 had been delete immediately after the committee demanded all those communications.
The Secret Service has started releasing records in response to the subpoena we issued last week. The committee tweeted last week. The tick-tock of President Trump’s actions on January 6 may be present using these recordings significantly.
Tony Ornato and Bobby Engel, who were in the limo at the Ellipse on January 6 when then-President Trump may or may not have had some physical incident with a member of his security detail, are two of the agents Cheney suggested the panel is interested in speaking to.
According to AP, the panel is interest in former president Barack Obama’s cabinet members who might have thought about using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump as the violence at the Capitol grew worse.
The former secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, the transportation secretary Elaine Chao, and the treasurer Steve Mnuchin may be among those officials.
The panel has also considered a potentially explosive deposition of Steve Bannon, a former adviser to Trump who has volunteered to testify.
Members of the committee have stated that they are still debating whether to question either former vice president Mike Pence or his former employer, Donald Trump.