UPDATED: There are no details yet about Tuesday’s surprise hearing for the January 6th Commission, which comes at a time when Congress is out of session and the panel had said it was going on a break until after the recess.
Broadcasters ABC and CBS and NBC as well as Fox News, CNN and MSNBC have said they will break in to regular programming to cover the session when it begins at 1 p.m. ET. You can watch a livestream below.
The commission said only that Tuesday’s hearing is to “present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony.”
Chairman Bennie Thompson (D, MS) had told Politico last week that, after Thursday’s hearing, the committee will resume them in July. Previously, the idea of future meetings had been speculative, but Thompson said newly-obtained evidence necessitates more investigation.
During the most recent hearing on Thursday, witnesses testified that a number of lawmakers — including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) — sought presidential pardons after January 6th incursion at the Capitol.
Thompson played a clip Thursday of testimony from from Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue where Donoghue alleges Trump discussed replacing the acting AG, Jeffrey Rosen, with the United States Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, Jeff Clark, who was allegedly more supportive of Trump’s attempts to overturn the election. Donoghue will testify in person on Thursday, according to Rep. Thompson. Deadline’s Ted Johnson reports that the committee is also working to secure testimony from Pat Cipollone, WH counsel under Trump.
The House select committee is holding public, televised hearings detailing its investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. All major broadcast and cable networks have been covering the hearings, most of them in their entirety.
There is no indication as of yet when Ginni Thomas, a conservative political activist and wife of Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas, might testify. Thomas reportedly said she looked forward to doing speaking with the commission after being served with a request last week. The request contained a series of suggested dates in early July for her testimony.
You can watch the proceedings here:
Rep. Liz Cheney in her opening statement at the first hearing offered a rough outline of the hearings yet to come and their dates, each of which will have a specific theme and purpose.
NETWORK COVERAGE PLANS:
ABC plans to air the hearings live this week.
ABC News Digital and ABC News Live will provide coverage as well.
CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell will lead the network’s live coverage with a CBS News Special Report on the CBS broadcast flagship and also on CBS News Streaming and the CBS News mobile apps.
Uninterrupted coverage will be available to watch at CBSNews.com/hearings. Viewers can also watch CBS News’ live coverage on CBSNews.com and the network’s YouTube channel.
Joining O’Donnell for the special coverage Thursday will be John Dickerson, chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa, chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes, chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett as well as congressional correspondents Nikole Killion and Scott MacFarlane.
The CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Radio and affiliate service CBS Newspath will have special, live coverage of each of the House select committee’s public hearings. Uninterrupted coverage will be available to watch at CBSNews.com/hearings. Viewers can also watch CBS News’ live coverage on CBSNews.com and the network’s YouTube channel.
Coverage of the hearings will also be included on CBS Mornings, the CBS Evening News With Norah O’Donnell, CBS Sunday Morning and Face the Nation.
CNN’s coverage of the January 6 committee hearings will stream live, without requiring a cable log-in via CNN.com and CNN OTT and mobile apps under “TV Channels” or CNNgo where available. CNN will broadcast live on Thursday from 12 to 4 p.m. ET. Times are subject to change.
The public affairs network is serving as the pool for broadcast and cable media and will cover the hearing with seven cameras placed strategically around the stately Cannon Caucus Room. The setup will include a “head on” camera, getting cover shots of the dais; a manned “head on” camera to get shots of committee members; a manned “cut” camera, to get shots of members at the dais or of witnesses and their table; a robotic witness camera; and another witness camera. The hearing will be live on C-SPAN, C-SPAN.org and the C-SPAN Now app.
Fox News is carrying the hearings live on the network and on Fox Nation subscription based streaming service and ungated FoxNews.com. Fox News has covered all of the daytime hearings gavel-to-gavel.
NBC News will carry the hearings live on the network and on NBC News Now. NBC News Digital will offer real-time updates, reporting and analysis throughout the duration of the hearings.
PBS NewsHour will offer live special coverage on broadcast, online and social beginning at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday. NewsHour’s special coverage will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, with reporting from White House correspondent Laura Barrón-López at the White House and Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins at the Capitol.
You can live stream the hearings on NewsHour’s homepage as well as on its Twitter, Facebook Live and YouTube pages.
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