The January 6th Committee is preparing to begin public hearings in June, and despite the resistance of some close associates of Donald Trump to cooperate with the investigation, the panel believes they have plenty of evidence of the then-president’s role in the what they’re calling “the worst presidential political offense against the Union in American history.”
The Committee has fought to hear evidence from top Republicans like Mark Meadows, and from those who had the president’s ear, like Steve Bannon. Despite the resistance of some individuals, the Committee was able to interview others close to Trump, including his daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner; top White House aides and officials, and others.
Now, Jamie Raskin says that the evidence the Committee has found will come out in June hearings, supporting a narrative of Trump staging an attack on Democracy and America.
We now have evidence to support the story of the worst presidential political offense against the Union in American history.
The @January6thCmte hearings in June will expose every facet of the assault against our democracy and Constitution on 1/6.
— Jamie Raskin (@jamie_raskin) April 29, 2022
Raskin has already said that the evidence the Committee will bring will “blow the roof off of the House,” and has indicated he has reasons to believe Trump may have tried to orchestrate an even more sinister plot, to remove Vice President Mike Pence from the Capitol Building through collaboration with his Secret Service team, and keep him away so he would be unable to carry out his duty of formalizing the electoral vote.
The Committee is working on borrowed time, as Republicans have already made it clear that if they take back the House in November, they’ll work to stop the panel from carrying out its duty, either by disbanding it or repurposing it to take aim at Democrats and the FBI.
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