Key figures in the Jan. 6 select committee public hearings

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol has interviewed more than 1,000 individuals and gathered more than 140,000 documents. Its members have spent nearly a year reviewing documents and listening to testimonies from figures ranging from former Trump officials to Capitol Hill officers and riot suspects.

This month, the House select committee is holding a series of public hearings on what it found in its 11-month investigation.

Here are some of the key audience numbers:

Steve Bannon: Former White House Chief Strategist spoke to Trump at 8:37 am. on January 6, and told him to call Mike Pence to encourage him to block election certification. Bannon was subpoenaed to testify and hand over the records to the select committee and refused to do so. He was indicted last fall for contempt of Congress and has pleaded not guilty.

Jeffrey Clark: Clark worked at the Department of Justice and was a key figure while raising doubts about the integrity of the 2020 election with Trump. A Senate Judiciary Committee report found that he had tried to use Justice Department resources to delay certifying election results and had been in contact with Trump in the days leading up to Jan. despise him when he didn’t show up. But the panel then granted him a reprieve after he indicated he would sit down for a deposition and invoke the Fifth Amendment.

John Eastman: A former law professor at Chapman University, Eastman devised the legal strategy for Vice President Mike Pence to delay the count or reject electoral votes from major states on Jan. 6, nullifying the election result. Since January, Eastman has been embroiled in a legal battle with the select committee over a subpoena to Chapman for emails he exchanged using his university email account.

Rudy Giuliani: The former mayor of New York and former personal attorney for Trump is, according to the committee, a “important witness to the conspiracy to overthrow the government.” His number, like Bannon’s, appeared on the White House call log on the morning of January 6. In May, Giuliani virtually testified before the select committee for nine hours.

Mark Prados: Trump’s chief of staff at the time of the attack cooperated in part with the committee, delivering text messages and emails, but he was not ousted, citing Trump’s claims of privilege. Texts from him revealed Trump allies pleading with Meadows on Jan. 6 to step in and get Trump to stop the violence. Prior to Joe Biden’s inauguration, texts from him showed that Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene suggested that Meadows look into the possibility of imposing martial law. The Justice Department recently declined to prosecute Meadows for refusing to cooperate with House investigators.

Mike Pence: He was on Capitol Hill presiding over the joint session of Congress to affirm the Electoral College results as protesters chanted “Hang Mike Pence” outside the Capitol. The vice president was taken away by the Secret Service shortly before protesters invaded the area where he was supposed to be. Trump publicly pressed penny to stop certifying the election on January 6th. Pence refused and said he had no choice but to certify the results. He called the idea of ​​overthrowing an election “un-American”.

Stewart Rhodes: The founder of the far-right and anti-government group Oath Keepers has pleaded guilty to high-profile charges of seditious conspiracy and obstruction of Congressional certification of Electoral College votes. According to court documents, Rhodes tried to contact Trump during the attack.

Henrique Tarrio: The far-right leader of the Proud Boys was charged with seditious conspiracy, along with four other members of the group. They are accused of conspiring to use force to oppose the January 6 legal transfer of power, according to a grand jury indictment filed this week. Tarrio pleaded not guilty.

Donald Trump: House investigators hope to learn more about what the president said and did on January 6, 2021, though Trump continues to insist the election was stolen and unfair. And as some of the president’s allies urged him to call off the rioters, the president who could have fired off tweets condemning the violence and the rioters was silent for hours.

witnesses

Day 1

Caroline Edwards: US Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards was the first officer injured by protesters when they stormed the Capitol grounds on January 6. Since then, her injuries have prevented her from returning to the role she had as a member of the USCP First Responder Unit.

Nick asked: Quested, filmmaker and documentarian, captured the movement and chaos on Capitol Hill on January 6th. He is an acclaimed filmmaker who was nominated for an Oscar for producing “Restrepo”, which accompanied a platoon in Afghanistan for a year.

The Committee

Bennie Thompson: As panel chair, Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, is responsible for issuing subpoenas. Thompson was nominated for the position by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Liz Cheney: A Republican congresswoman and committee vice chair, Cheney was stripped of her Republican leadership position in the House for her vocal support of Trump’s impeachment and her continued public assertion that Trump lost. Cheney called the insurgency and false claims about the 2020 election a “continuing threat.”

Adam Kinzinger: The Illinois representative is the only other Republican on the select committee and, like Cheney, voted to impeach Trump for inciting insurrection. He remained one of the most vocal critics of Trump and the so-called “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from the former president. Kinzinger chose not to run for re-election this year after the Illinois state legislature passed a new map of voting boundaries that put him and fellow Republican Darin LaHood in the same district.

Zoe Lofgren: Lofgren, a Democrat from California, was one of the House managers in the president’s first impeachment trial. She also participated in the impeachment process of Nixon and Clinton.

Adam Schiff: Schiff was the top impeachment manager in then-President Trump’s first impeachment trial for handling a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Pedro Aguiar: Aguilar is the vice president of the House Democratic caucus. He said the committee must “come together in an apolitical way” to tell the story of what happened on January 6.

Stephanie Murphy: Murphy of Florida is not running for re-election this year. She is the co-chair of the moderate Blue Dog Coalition of Democrats.

Jamie Raskin: The January 6 attack on the Capitol came just days after Raskin lost his son, Tommy, to suicide. Days later, Raskin led the second impeachment trial against Trump.

Elaine Luria: Luria is a veteran of the Virginia Navy. She described the details the committee had unearthed so far as “shocking”.

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