Jan. 6 committee announces another public hearing next week

Shawn Thew
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The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection will hold a public hearing next Tuesday to present evidence related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack.

The hearing is scheduled for July 12 at 10 a.m. ET, according to an advisory the committee sent out Tuesday.

The committee delayed one of its hearings last week to give the panel more time to prepare and as it continues to learn more information.

The committee has not publicly announced a witness list for the July 12 hearing.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a panel member, said Tuesday on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" that the committee would begin digging into "the participation of those white nationalist groups" that comprised the Jan. 6 mob, without specifying any witnesses for the next hearing.

“We want to shed light on how that mob came to be there,” Schiff said, adding that some of the upcoming hearings would touch on the different groups involved with the insurrection, the ties between them and how they were incited.

Last week, ahead of the committee’s June 28 hearing, Schiff previewed the committee's plans in an appearance on NBC News' “Meet the Press.”

“The next couple of hearings will cover the run-up to Jan. 6, the marshaling of this mob that appeared on the mall that day and the attack on the Capitol,” Schiff said at the time.

The committee held six hearings last month that explored former President Donald Trump’s alleged pressure campaign on various state, local and federal officials, including then-Vice President Mike Pence and Justice Department leaders.

Most recently, Cassidy Hutchinson, who was a top aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, delivered bombshell testimony about efforts by Trump to join a mob of his supporters at the Capitol after his speech at the Ellipse on Jan. 6.

House committee members said this week that while no formal decision has been made, they could make criminal referrals to federal prosecutors based on their findings.