Jan. 6 panel sharply sets Tuesday hearing on ‘recently obtained evidence’

The House committee investigating Monday’s Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has abruptly scheduled a hearing Tuesday afternoon to hear what the panel called “newly obtained evidence” and take testimony.

The hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m., according to a press release issued by the committee, in which it provided no further details about the surprise session.

The panel held a series of hearings this month laying out the findings of its nearly year-long investigation, but was not scheduled to have additional sessions this week.

The committee is planning at least two more hearings for July, according to its chair, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, Democrat of Mississippi. Those hearings are expected to detail how a mob of violent extremists attacked the Capitol and how President Donald J. Trump did nothing to end the violence for more than three hours.

Previous hearings have focused on pressure campaigns launched by Mr. Trump against the Justice Department, state officials and his own vice president as he sought to cling to power.


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