Jan. 6 Committee Hearings Jun 13, 2022 17:01:21 GMT
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25,761 watching now Started streaming 2 hours ago The second public hearing held by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot will have witness testimony and video footage surrounding last year's attack on the Capitol.
Monday marks the second day of public hearings for the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The committee said it will focus on establishing that then-President Donald Trump knowingly spread the lies about the 2020 election that ultimately inspired his supporters to lay siege to the Capitol in an attempt to block the formalization of Joe Biden's victory.
Witness Bill Stepien, former Trump campaign manager, had a family emergency and will no longer testify – his wife went into labor — but the committee played clips of his recorded testimony in which he paints a picture of how he and other campaign officials attempted to prepare Trump for an uncertain outcome on election night, and urged him not to declare victory. (Trump ignored that advice.)
The committee laid out the volume of Trump advisers who were telling him that he had lost the election. In the weeks that followed Biden clinching the presidency, Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, told former Attorney General William Barr that aides were "working on" getting Trump to stop pushing election falsehoods.
Vice chair Liz Cheney described former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as "apparently inebriated" when he was advising Trump. The committee played video of advisor Jason Miller testifying that Giuliani was "intoxicated" on election night. Kushner testified he told Trump not to listen to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's advice.