WASHINGTON – The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol will hold its eighth public hearing this Thursday in prime time.
Committee members said the hearing will highlight what former President Donald Trump was doing while the U.S. Capitol was under attack.
Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., a committee member, said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” that there will be new witnesses coming forward.
Former deputy White House press secretary Sarah Matthews, and former Trump National Security Council member Matthew Pottinger are expected to testify during the hearing Thursday, according to reports.
The hearing will be led by Luria and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. Kinzinger said during an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” that the next hearing will be eye-opening, and hinted that Trump did nothing while the attack was happening.
Today’s Jan. 6 hearing – follow along live:Jan. 6 hearing to dig into Trump’s actions during attack. Kinzinger, Luria leading hearing – live updates
“I can’t necessarily say that the motives behind every piece of information we know we’ll be able to explain, but this is going to open your eyes in a big way,” Kinzinger said. “The reality is, I’ll give you this preview, the president didn’t do very much but gleefully watch television during this time frame.”
The hearing will also include more testimony from former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, whose testimony aired at the last hearing.
Live timeline of Trump’s actions on Jan. 6:On Jan. 6, Trump was out of public view as aides urged him to act. A breakdown of those 187 minutes.
What time is Thursday’s hearing?
The hearing will broadcast at 8 p.m. ET.
Where to watch Jan. 6 hearing?
USA TODAY will livestream the hearing on its YouTube channel, CNN will also stream without a need for cable password. C-SPAN will broadcast, and other outlets such ABC, NBC, and CBS will also air the hearing.
Missed the last few hearings? Here’s a recap:
The first hearing:A ‘sophisticated’ 7-part plan. ‘Slipping in people’s blood’: Takeaways from prime-time Jan. 6 hearing
Recap of the second day:Trump ignored aides and evidence he lost, panel says he ripped off donors: Jan. 6 hearing takeaways
Here’s how the third hearing went:Jan. 6 hearing revelations: Trump called Pence a ‘wimp’ as VP resisted ‘pressure campaign’ to overturn election
Day four of the hearings:State election officials tell Jan. 6 committee of pressure, threats from Trump and allies – recap
What happened on Day 5:Miss Day 5 of the Jan. 6 hearing? Trump’s plan to topple the Justice Department and more
The sixth hearing:Miss Day 6 of the Jan. 6 hearing? Trump knew mob was armed and dangerous, bombshell witness says
Day 7 of the hearings:Jan. 6 rioter blames his participation on Trump, false claims of election fraud: Day 7 recap