January 6


This exhibit from video released by the House Select Committee, shows handwritten notes by Richard Donoghue, former acting Deputy Attorney General, displayed at a hearing by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, June 23, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (House Select Committee via AP)
‘Pure Insanity’: Top Takeaways from the Fifth Jan. 6th Hearing That Examined Trump’s Schemes to Manipulate the Department of Justice

“The president wanted the top Justice Department officials to declare that the election was corrupt, even though he knew there was no evidence of that statement,” said Republican Congressman and committee member Adam Kinzinger. 

Former Vice President Mike Pence in the U.S. Senate on January 6. Thursday's hearings in DC on the Capitol insurrection focused on the danger former President Trump put his vice president in that day. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP, File)
 ‘A Clear and Present Danger to American Democracy’: Five Things We Learned in the Latest Jan. 6 Hearing

Former President Donald Trump and his allies tried to pressure Vice President Mike Pence into overturning the election on Jan. 6.

FILE - The House select committee tasked with investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol meets to hold one of former President Donald Trump's allies in contempt, former strategist Steve Bannon, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 19, 2021. From left to right, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
FULL TRANSCRIPT: Here’s what was said at the first Jan. 6 Committee hearing

On June 9, 2022, the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol held the first in a series of public hearings.