In fifth hearing of the month, committee hears from Justice officials about Trump efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
- Former top officials from the US Justice Department will testify at Thursday’s hearing.
- House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy defends his decision to pull Republican picks from the panel last year.
- The hearing will focus on Trump’s efforts to “corrupt” the Justice Department in his attempt “to cling to power”, committee chair Bennie Thompson has said.
- The previous hearing looked at Trump’s push to pressure local and state officials to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory.
These are the latest updates:
46 mins ago (17:53 GMT)
Top ex-Justice officials to testify
Former top officials from the Department of Justice will testify at Thursday’s hearing, the panel has announced.
Jeffrey Rosen, former acting attorney general; Richard Donoghue, former acting deputy attorney general; and Steven Engel, former assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel are set to appear before the committee.
NEXT HEARING: Thursday, June 23rd at 3:00pm ET
• Jeffrey A. Rosen, Former Acting Attorney General
• Richard Donoghue, Former Acting Deputy Attorney General
• Steven Engel, Former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) June 22, 2022
49 mins ago (17:50 GMT)
Committee to look at pressure on Department of Justice
Thursday’s hearing will focus on Trump’s efforts to “corrupt” the Department of Justice in his attempt “to cling to power”, panel chair Bennie Thompson said earlier this week.
He added that Trump was the “driving force” behind that campaign.
Previous hearings have looked at Trump’s efforts to pressure local and state officials to…