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The fifth public hearing of the special committee on January 6 will focus on former of President Donald Trump efforts to use the Justice Department to overturn the 2020 election results.

“Thursday we hear about another part of this program. [Trump’s] attempt to bribe the nation’s top law enforcement body, the Justice Department, to support its attempt to nullify the election,” Presidential Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., told the outcome of Tuesday’s committee hearing.

The hearing is expected to include a panel of witnesses, all former Trump DOJ officials — former acting attorney general Jeff Rosen, former acting deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue and former deputy attorney general of the Bureau of legal counsel Steven Engel.

Thursday’s hearing is the last scheduled for June, a select committee aide told Fox News.

From left, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Speaker Bennie Thompson , D-Miss., listen during a hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the United States
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

“The Select Committee continues to receive additional evidence relevant to our investigation into the January 6 violence and its causes. Following tomorrow’s hearing, we will hold additional hearings in the coming weeks. We will announce dates and times soon. of these hearings,” the aide said.


The committee focused earlier this week on Trump’s campaign of pressure on state officials, including threats and harassment, to force them to reverse President Joe Biden’s legal victory in the weeks following the 2020 presidential election.

Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says Trump supporters made ‘sexual threats’ against his wife and he received a barrage of text messages and emails after refusing to void state election results. Former election worker Shaye Moss has testified about the ‘racist’ and ‘hateful’ death threats she and her mother received after Trump and Rudy Giuliani falsely accused them of smuggling ballots out of a polling center in Georgia.

All of the officials who testified also refuted Trump’s baseless claims that the 2020 election was stolen and said there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

January 6 Committee: Thursday’s hearing will investigate Trump’s DOJ lobbying campaign

Vice President Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., delivers opening remarks as committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., left, looks on, during an initial hearing of the select committee of the Chamber charged with investigating the January 6 attack. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The two public hearings last week focused on the role played by Trump lawyer John Eastman and others in trying to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the results. of the electoral college. The other hearing featured testimony from Trump 2020 campaign aides and lawyers who said the president ignored their advice on Election Day and continued to push voter fraud plots that had no basis. factual.

In the first public hearing, held June 9 during prime time, lawmakers focused on Trump’s role in inciting the mob that attacked the Capitol.


Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who serves as vice president, mentioned this week that the committee’s overall investigation is still active and encouraged former Trump attorney Pat Cipollone to testify publicly.

“The American people in our hearings have heard from Bill Barr, Jeff Rosen, Richard Donohue and many others who stood up and did the right thing. And they will soon hear more of this testimony. But the American people don’t hasn’t heard Mr.” yet. Former Trump White House attorney Pat Cipollone. Our commission is certain that Donald Trump does not want Mr. Cipollone to testify here,” she said at the end of Tuesday’s hearing, saying the commission was working to obtain his testimony.

January 6 Committee: Thursday’s hearing will investigate Trump’s DOJ lobbying campaign

The January 6 Committee includes Republicans Liz Cheney and Adam Kingzinger.
(Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS)

Cipollone has not yet agreed to appear publicly before the committee.


Cheney’s comments come as the committee considers how far it may go to refer Trump or others in its orbit to President Biden’s DOJ for prosecution.

Cheney said of Trump’s campaign to pressure Pence and state officials on Tuesday: “Each of these efforts to void the election is independently serious. Each deserves the attention of both Congress and our Ministry of Justice.”

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