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Jan. 6 Capitol riot committee members are tightlipped on what to expect in this week’s hearings


The Committee members attend the hearing of U.S. House Select Committee on Investigating the January 6 Attack On the United States Capitol. It is held on Capitol Hill, Washington, U.S.A, June 9, 2022.

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Members of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot were tightlipped about what to expect in this week’s public hearings, giving few details beyond their road mapIt is possible to show that Donald Trump was responsible for trying to overturn 2020’s election results.

The first public hearingThe nine-member panel held a hearing on Thursday night. Three more days have been scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

The first hearing revealed that many Republican congressionalmen requested presidential pardons. Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming’s vice-chair and one of the two Republican members of the committee, identified Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) as one of these representatives. Perry dismissed the allegation, calling it a “shameless and soulless lie”.

Although the identities of other congressional members who requested pardons are not known, several committee members stated that their requests showed that they believed they were guilty of something illegal.

This is my opinion, the most convincing evidence I have seen of guilt. What would make members do such a thing if they thought their role in plotting to reverse the election was right? ABC’s This Week: California Rep. Adam Schiff spoke.

Adam Kinzinger from Illinois, the Republican other representative, expressed the same thought during an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation.

In general, people asking for pardons do so because they are concerned about doing something illegal. He said, “I’ll just leave it at that. But I will say that there’s more to come.”

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York, who isn’t on the committee said that all members of Congress should be capable of answering if they request a pardon.

Ocasio Cortez declared, “If you don’t know who your colleagues are part of a conspiracy, then it’s time to find out,” I believe the Committee would not make such serious allegations without having substantial evidence available to show the American people.

Jamie Raskin (Democracy in Maryland) is a member of the select committee and said the probe was not just for the general public.

He said that he believed the entire investigation was a referral of crimes to the Department of Justice because it is an assault on the machinery of American democracy.

However, Schiff did not say that Trump should face charges by the Department of Justice. He instead said that Trump is respectful of the law enforcement’s independence. Schiff said that he wanted the DOJ investigation.

“I’d like the Justice Department to investigate any credible allegations of criminal activity by Donald Trump and anyone else. Schiff stated, “The rule of law must apply equally to all.”

Monday’s hearing begins at 10 AM. ET. This committee will focus on Trump’s misinformation campaign as well as the absence of evidence to support allegations of fraud in elections.