Information about what the future hearing or possible hearings will entail has largely been offered in broad strokes by members of the committee and without too many firm commitments to boot.
Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin has suggested that at least two more public hearings could be held before the panel’s deadline to conduct its investigation runs out at the end of this year.
The committee’s vice chair, Rep. Liz Cheney, has suggested during press interviews in recent weeks that investigators may still pursue testimony from former President Donald Trump directly before its work is done. Realistically, he is very likely to avoid or evade any and all direct interactions with the committee.
And there have been reports circulating for weeks that the select committee is still trying to wrest an interview out of former Vice President Mike Pence, the prime target in Trump’s pressure campaign undergirding his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Pence’s former White House counsel Greg Jacob and chief of staff Marc Short both cooperated with the congressional probe this summer and offered significant insights into Trump’s push to advance bogus electors in key battleground states lost to now President Joe Biden. Short revealed this July that he also testified before a federal grand jury investigating Trump’s push to overturn the election.
Whether the next select committee’s session will air during primetime or prominently feature any of the new evidence obtained by investigators, or merely amount to a presentation of what it intends to include in its impending interim report, is unknown for now.
There are signs that it will be something more than a simple recap and especially so, given the committee’s quiet work in recent weeks and at least one of its very public acts: a subpoena to Trump ally and 2020 election fraud conspiracy theory purveyor, Newt Gingrich.
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By the end of August, the select committee had conducted interviews with several members of Trump’s Cabinet, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
Questions were reportedly centered on discussions they and other Cabinet officials had about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump in the wake of the Capitol siege.
Pompeo has publicly denied participating in any conversation where Trump’s removal was seriously considered.
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A representative for the committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment to Daily Kos on Tuesday.
But according to Politico, committee chair Thompson said that the increasingly “public” and “active posture” of the Department of Justice’s investigation of Jan. 6 has prompted the panel to consider sharing documents as soon as this week. Also notable, Thompson poured cold water for now on questions about whether the panel would subpoena Trump or Pence for testimony directly.
The committee disclosed in late July that it intended to share 20 witness interview transcripts with the Department of Justice. The panel conducted over 1,000 witness interviews, and beyond the 20 suggested, investigators were mum about which transcripts it would hand over. The Justice Department has been after the complete set of records since at least April. Once the investigation is complete, chairman Thompson has said that all of the transcripts will be made public.
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