New interviews and footage from the first Jan. 6 Committee hearing
Note: This list mainly focuses on new footage and information. You can watch the full hearing here.
Rep. Bennie Thomas’ opening statement: “The oath we swear today—that nearly every person who works for the United States Government swears—has its roots in the Civil War… That oath was put to the test on January 6th, 2021.” https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1535056359728861184
Rep. Liz Cheney used her time to prove, using Trump aides’ own words, that the president was aware that he lost the election; he knew there was no stolen election.
Rep. Liz Cheney’s opening statement: https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1535060311841165312
Jason Miller: Said the data team leader spoke to Trump after the election “I remember he delivered to the President in pretty blunt terms that he was going to lose.” https://youtu.be/UiL2inz487U?t=8775
Alex Cannon, one of Trump’s campaign lawyers, on Meadows being told staff could not find evidence of election fraud in 2020: “I believe the words (Meadows) used were ‘so there’s no there there.’” https://twitter.com/KlasfeldReports/status/1535056806883770368
Former Attorney General Bill Barr: “I repeatedly told the president in no uncertain terms that I did not see evidence of fraud that would have affected the outcome of the election. And frankly a year and half later, I haven’t seen anything to change my mind on that.” https://youtu.be/UiL2inz487U?t=8906
Bill Barr told the Committee: “I made it clear I did not agree with the idea of saying the election was stolen and putting out this stuff, which I told the president was bullshit.” https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1535059319200284672
Bill Barr says he told Trump campaign officials that voter fraud claims against Dominion voting machines was “crazy stuff and they were wasting their time on that. And it was doing a grave disservice to the country.” https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1535060006844112897
Ivanka Trump told the January 6 committee she accepted Barr’s conclusion that the election result wasn’t affected by fraud https://youtu.be/UiL2inz487U?t=9029
Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) “contacted the White House in the weeks after January 6th to seek a Presidential Pardon. Multiple other Republican congressmen also sought Presidential Pardons for their roles in attempting to overturn the 2020 election.” https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1535057544518856706
Cheney then moved on to Trump’s inaction during the Jan. 6th riot and his aides’ fear that he could not be trusted to turn over power after the 6th.
Former Pence Chief of Staff Marc Short: “The VP was proud of his 4 years of service…but I think that he ultimately knew that his fidelity to the constitution was his first and foremost oath.” https://youtu.be/UiL2inz487U?t=9426
Liz Cheney says House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy was “scared” during the Jan. 6 attacks, and called multiple members of Trump’s family “after he could not persuade the president himself” to call off the attack. https://youtu.be/UiL2inz487U?t=9902
Liz Cheney: “Not only did President Trump refuse to tell the mob to leave the Capitol, he placed no call to any element of the US government to instruct that the Capitol be defended. He did not call his Secretary of Defense on January 6th.” https://youtu.be/UiL2inz487U?t=9943
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley told the Committee Pence was urgent about pleading for military backup as Trump was idle. According to Milley, Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said “we have to kill the narrative that the Vice President is making all the decisions. We need to establish the narrative that the president is still in charge and things are steady.” https://youtu.be/UiL2inz487U?t=9982
Liz Cheney: “The White House staff knew that President Trump was willing to entertain and use conspiracy theories to achieve his ends, and knew that the President needed to be cut off from all of those who had encouraged him. The President was too dangerous to be left alone. At least until he left office on January 20th.” https://youtu.be/UiL2inz487U?t=10168
Jared Kushner testified he knew that Trump’s top government lawyers viewed some of the plans as so flatly illegal that they threatened to resign — but he viewed it as “whining.” https://twitter.com/KlasfeldReports/status/1535063473767403520
Cheney: “Tonight, I say this to my Republican colleagues who are defending the indefensible – there will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your dishonor will remain.” https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1535066958009335808
The January 6th footage shown by the Committee: https://twitter.com/January6thCmte/status/1535082372030414861
The video documenting Proud Boys and Oath Keeper movements during the insurrection (includes excerpts of interviews): https://youtu.be/UiL2inz487U?t=12318
The video of the insurrectionists explaining why they stormed the Capitol on the 6th: https://youtu.be/UiL2inz487U?t=14223