WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is planning to hold a hearing next Tuesday to reveal its findings on the links between former President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to quash the 2020 elections and the domestic violent extremist groups that helped organize the Congressional headquarters.
The panel announced that the session would take place on July 12 at 10 a.m. It is expected to be led by Rep. Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland, and Rep. Stephanie Murphy, Democrat of Florida, who plan to chart the rise of the right. domestic violent extremist groups that attacked the Capitol and how Mr. Trump amassed and inspired the crowd. The panel also plans to detail known links and conversations between political actors close to Mr. Trump and extremists.
The hearing will be the first since explosive and surprise testimony last week from Cassidy Hutchinson, a junior White House aide to Mr. Trump who came forward to provide a damning account of the president’s actions on Jan. 6, 2021. She recounted how Mr. Trump, knowing his supporters were armed and threatening violence, wanted to relax security measures to allow them to move freely around Washington, urging them to march to the Capitol and seeking to join them there.
She testified that she overheard a conversation in which Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff and her boss at the time, said Mr Trump privately sided with the rioters as they stormed the building and called for the hanging of Vice President Mike. Pence, saying he deserved it and his supporters were doing what they had to.
The select committee has held seven public hearings to date, beginning with one last year in which it highlighted testimony from four police officers who fought off mobs and helped secure the Capitol.
After conducting more than 1,000 interviews, the committee began a series of public hearings last month to present the findings of its investigation, including one in which it focused heavily on the role played by the extremist group Proud Boys. in the storming of the building.
The following session focused on how Mr. Trump spread the lie of a stolen election even as he was repeatedly told the vote was legitimate, ripping off his donors and deceiving his supporters in the process. Subsequent hearings focused on how Mr. Trump pressured Mr. Pence, state officials and the Justice Department in a flurry of increasingly desperate efforts to void the election.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Mr. Raskin declined to provide specific details about communications between political actors close to Mr. Trump and the militias. But he said it was clear that no crowd would have come to Washington or descended on Capitol Hill without Mr. Trump’s leadership.
“Donald Trump appealed to the crowd; he summoned the crowd to Washington,” Raskin said, adding, “It was all aimed at the joint session of Congress.