The House Select Committee is investigating thewill hold another public hearing on Tuesday, this time focusing on the extremists’ role on the day.
committee memberThe upcoming hearing will “continue the story of Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow the 2020 presidential election.”
CBS News will broadcast the hearing as a special report beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Raskin noted Sunday that the committee has so far outlined former President Trump’s pressure campaignsthe , ahead of Congress’ scheduled certification of the electoral college on Jan. 6 .
“One of the things that people will learn is the fundamental importance of a meeting that took place on December 18 at the White House,” Raskin said.
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“And that day, the group of outside attorneys dubbed ‘Team Crazy’ by people in and around the White House came in to try and call for several new courses of action, including the seizure of voting machines across the country,” said Raskin. “And so some of the people involved in that were Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani was there for part of that discussion, Michael Flynn was there for that. But against this ‘Team Crazy’ was an internal group of lawyers who essentially wanted the President to admit at that point that he had lost the election and were much more willing to accept the reality of his defeat at that point.
Raskin said in the middle of the night on December 19 that Trump sent a tweet “after what has been described as the craziest meeting in the entire Trump presidency.”
“Donald Trump sent the tweet, which was meant to be heard around the world, for the first time in American history, when a United States President called for a protest against his own administration to try to overturn the electoral college vote count stopping a presidential election he lost,” Raskin said. “Absolutely unprecedented, nothing like this had ever happened before. So people will hear the story of that tweet and then the explosive impact it was having in Trump World and especially among the domestic ones violent extremist groups, the most dangerous political extremists in the world, had land.”
Last week, Trump White House Attorney Pat Cipollone testified before the committee for more than eight hours. Raskin said Cipollone gave the committee “valuable” information.
“We’ll be able to use a lot of what Mr. Cipollone said to validate other things we’ve learned along the way,” Raskin said. “He was the White House Counsel at the time. He was aware of all the important steps I believe Donald Trump was taking to try to overthrow the 2020 election and essentially take over the presidency.”
The January 6 Committee of the House of Representatives held seven public hearings in June and July to present the evidence they gathered during the 11-month investigation. The committee has heard hundreds of hours of testimony, including from some of the core members of Trump’s inner circle.
In addition to information about pressure campaigns, the committee has also revealed new details about the plan allegedly proposed by Trump allies to propose fake voters from several battleground states won by President Joe Biden.
On June 28, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former adviser to Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testified publicly in a hastily added hearing. Her blockbuster testimony included telling Trump that the crowd at the Ellipse on Jan. 6 had guns and other weapons and that the former president intended to join them on the way to the Capitol. She also said she was told that Trump lunged at a Secret Service agent in a presidential vehicle.
Hutchinson also testified that in the days leading up to January 6, Meadows told her, “There’s a lot going on at Cass, but I don’t know, things could get really, really bad on January 6.”
This weekend, lawyers for Trump campaign strategist Steve Bannon, who has been charged by the Justice Department with evading a subpoena to testify, sent a letter to the committee saying he was ready to testify publicly.
Bannon cited executive privilege in his refusal to testify, but Trump sent a letter to Bannon’s attorneys waiving executive privilege.Trump’s claim to executive privilege, and that was it .