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Public hearings are held by the committee on January 6th

On June 9 at 8 p.m. EST, the first public hearing for the January 6th Committee of the House of Representatives took place

The House of Representatives established the January 6th committee to investigate the January 6, 2021, attack on the United States Capital by riders.

At first, a bipartisan committee to investigate the events, similar to the 9/11 committee, was proposed; however, the Republicans quickly became impatient and refused.

Adam Kissinger and Liz Cheney, both Republicans, were included on a committee that was eventually established.

Representative Bennie Thompson served as the committee’s vice chair, and Liz Cheney served as the committee’s chair.

The Committee presented a Roadmap of their year-long investigation and a summary in the first session, stating that a seven-part conspiracy was in place to prevent the peaceful transfer of power between President Trump and then-President-elect Biden. The means were:

  1. Spread rumors that the election had been stolen.
  2. Convince the federal government to accept the Big Lie and question the results of the election.
  3. Demand favorable new results from state officials.
  4. Encourage supporters in the states to submit false electoral slates.
  5. Both publicly and privately, press the vice president not to certify the election.
  6. Call the Proud Boys and other supporters who are violent to Washington.
  7. Decline to settle on a solitary decision to anybody to stop the revolt.

The first session included a lot of new information, like the fact that President True reportedly said that it might not be a bad idea when he heard that the rioters wanted to hang Mike Pence.

Committee on January 6th Public hearing
Committee on January 6th Public hearing

In addition, it was revealed that, during the final days of the administration, a number of Congressmen asked President Trump for a pardon. Six more public hearings are coming up.

The fact that President Trump was aware that he lost was the primary focus of the second hearing. was repeatedly informed that he had lost, and despite knowing this, claimed that the election had been stolen.

The hearing revealed that Trump had been informed beforehand of the Red Mirage.

This is due to the fact that more Democrats than Republicans vote by mail; however, the day of the vote is counted first, so there is frequently a false impression that Republicans are ahead, but this shifts as the mail-in votes are counted.

As a result, Trump referred to the vote counting as “fraud” without any evidence, despite knowing this. William Barr, the former attorney general, called the allegations of vote fraud “bullshit.”

He stated that the allegations were “completely bogus and silly and based on misinformation” and that dealing with them was like “playing whack-a-mole.”

Barr stated in his testimony that the “idiotic claims” were actually harmful. It was crazy behavior that was really hurting the country.

During the hearing, it was also revealed that the claims that the election was rigged were made in part to raise money.

The repeated attempts to persuade Vice President Pence to do something they know is illegal took place at the Third Hearing on June 16.

A highly regarded conservative judge by the name of Judge Michael Luttig referred to the actions and continued actions as a “Clear and Present Danger to the Republic,” claiming that they were a theft.

On June 21, 2022, the Fourth Day of the Hearing took place. The pressure that was put on Republican election officials was the topic of that day. Rusy Bowers, the Republican Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives and a Trump supporter, was the main witness.

He related how, during a phone call with Rudy Giuliani, Trump had made a number of false claims, one of which was that 200,000 illegal immigrants had cast ballots.

They were informed by Bowers that “you’re asking me to do something contrary to my oath.” He stated that Rudy “would say, “Aren’t we all Republicans here?”” The Freudian remark made by Giuliani that “We’ve got lots of theories; We simply lack the evidence.”

The Georgia State Secretary Brad Raffensperger, who was the recipient of the infamous Trump call in which he requested to find 11,780 votes for Trump, was the next witness.

Raffensperger continued by stating that he had investigated each and every Trump claim and discovered that they were false. He and his family were threatened when Raffesnsperger refused to comply including his wife’s widowed daughter.

The day’s hearings finished with the grasping declaration of Shaye Greenery and a Georgia political race official who Giuliani blamed for political race misrepresentation. She talked about how threats from Trump supporters had turned her life upside down.

The efforts to persuade Justice Department officials to declare that there were issues with the elections, that voting machines should be seized, and that other actions should be taken were the primary focus of the fifth day of the hearings.

President Trump attempted to appoint Jeffrey Clark, a lower-ranking Justice official who supported Trump’s allegations, after the officials at the Justice Department refused, citing the lack of evidence.

Trump possibly eased off when the total higher echelons of the Equity Division said they would leave on the off chance that he was designated. Richard Donoghue, Steven Engel, and Jeffrey Rosen all testified during the hearings.

“The President said ‘Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican Congressmen’… that’s an exact quote,” Richard Donoghue testified in a conversation with President Trump and Jeffrey Rosen.

The sixth day of the hearings was an unexpected success. Cassidy Hutchinson, the senior assistant of Mark Meadow, testified.

Her most damning testimony was that President Trump encouraged the armed attendees of the rally to march on the Capital despite knowing that they were armed.

Hutchinson testified that he heard Trump say, “They are not here to hurt me,” to remove the magnetometers that prevented people with weapons from entering the demonstration area.

Trump was fine with Vice President Pence being hanged by the rioters, Hutchinson continued.

On July 12, day seven of the hearings took place. The day was committed to portraying the rationale of the January 6 agitators and President Trump’s job.

Sarah Matthews, a press secretary, said that she had heard that Trump wanted “the Rinos to do the right thing.”

From the beginning, the intention was to have those who attended the rally march toward the capital. Trump’s hope that the march would put an end to the counting of votes and allow him to continue as president was made abundantly clear by the timeline.

On December 18, General Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and Patrick Bryme, the former CEO of Overstock, met with Trump in a frightening meeting.

The initial strategy called for directing the Army to seize voting equipment. The Trump-backed plan was stopped as soon as the White House counsels got there to the meeting.

Trump went to his backup plan at the conclusion of the session and announced his rally; the tweet finished with it “will be wild.” Witnesses testified that they went to the rally as a result of Trump’s call and that they went to the capital as a result of his instruction.

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Tadese Faforiji

I am Tadese Faforiji, a history student of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State- 21st-century University, properly called. I am a blogger and an avid writer.