Next Jan. 6 Hearing: Committee Schedule Postponed to July

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Getty Thousands of Donald Trump supporters storm the United States Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. The protesters stormed the historic building, breaking windows and clashing with police.

The next Jan. 6 hearing will be held in July when the House select committee meets for Day 6 to discuss former President Donald Trump’s influence over the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

A committee aide told CNN that there would be further details released on the schedule for the remaining hearing dates after Day 5 of the hearings Thursday, June 23.

“The Select Committee continues to receive additional evidence relevant to our investigation into the violence of January 6th and its causes,” the aide told the news outlet. “Following tomorrow’s hearing, we will be holding additional hearings in the coming weeks. We will announce dates and times for those hearings soon.”

Here’s what you need to know:

Trump Posted on His New Social Media Platform as Day 5 of the Hearing Unfolded

Trump, who is banned from Twitter, took to his new social media platform, Truth Social, to downplay the testimony presented on Day 5 of the Jan. 6 hearings Thursday, June 23.

“Has there ever been a time in Congress where a member is allowed, without any cross examination of any kind, to read lengthy and often untruthful statements, not from notes or other papers, BUT FROM A TELEPROMPTER?” Trump posted.

“This is a Kangaroo Court the likes of which we have never seen in this Country!” he added.

He also repeated the false and debunked claims about voter fraud, referring to the movie “2000 Mules.”

“Such lies by the Unselects!” he wrote.

‘I Would Have Laid My Body Across the Road Before I Would Have Let a Vice President Overturn the Election,’ J. Michael Luttig Said on Day 3 of the Hearings

Retired federal judge J. Michael  Luttig had strong words for the House select committee on Day 3 of the hearing June 16, saying that he would never have let Pence overturn the election.

“I would have laid my body across the road before I would have let a Vice President overturn an election,” Luttig testified.

Luttig testified that former President Donald Trump “instigated” a war on democracy “so that he could cling to power.”

“It is breathtaking that these arguments even were conceived, let alone entertained by the President of the United States at that perilous moment in history,” Luttig wrote in his statement. “Had the Vice President of the United States obeyed the President of the United States, America would immediately have been plunged into what would have been tantamount to a revolution within a paralyzing constitutional crisis.”

Luttig was one of those who cleared up confusion among some of Trump’s supporters, saying Pence did not have the power to change the election results.

“The only responsibility and power of the Vice President under the Constitution is to faithfully count the electoral college votes as they have been cast,” Luttig wrote in the tweet on the morning of January 5, 2021.

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