Tonight’s hearing is now underway. Vicechair Cheney will preside after Chairman Thompson contracted Covid-19.
Witnesses expected Thursday night include two former White House officials who submitted their resignations on the day of the attack: Matthew Pottinger and Sarah Matthews. Pottinger is a former U.S. Marine and journalist who later served on Trump’s National Security Council. Matthews served as the White House deputy press secretary.
More on tonight’s witnesses is available in the related story links below. The committee is expected to air additional testimony from former White House lawyer Pat Cipollone. It is anticipated that more will be exposed regarding Trump’s surreal video message that he issued hours after the Capitol was stormed. Outtakes from the video—which reportedly required at least three takes before it was deemed publicly acceptable—are expected to be shown. Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Elaine Luria will lead the hearing tonight and Thompson, who was recently stricken with COVID-19, will appear remotely.
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