Jun 27, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Jan. 6 committee schedules surprise Tuesday hearing

Jan. 6 committee

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The Jan. 6 committee on Monday announced a hearing for Tuesday to "present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony."

Why it matters: Members of the panel had said they planned to postpone their remaining hearings until July. It's an abrupt change of course for a committee that has carefully orchestrated the public rollout of its findings.

The backdrop: Committee members had said they wanted to take the time to review new evidence brought to light during the hearings, including public tips and new behind-the-scenes documentary footage of the Trump family.

  • "We're constantly incorporating and including the new information that is coming out," Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) told reporters last week.
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