public hearings on Capitol assault scheduled for June

Through eight hearings, key witnesses interviewed by the commission will testify publicly for the first time about the events leading up to this attack on Congress, and about the events that unfolded that day. “We are going to tell the story of what happened,” the chairman of the commission of inquiry, the elected Democrat Bennie Thompson, told the press.

A “witch hunt”

The public hearings should hold the attention of a certain part of America that had already followed the hearings diligently during the two impeachments in the House of Representatives of President Donald Trump.

The commission will explore accusations that the ex-president of the United States incited violence to his supporters on January 6, 2021, through months of unfounded accusations of 2020 presidential voter fraud intended to stay in power despite his defeat. The ultra-loyal Republican base of the billionaire believes that the investigation is nothing more than a “witch hunt” to create a diversion from the inflation deemed to be galloping, ahead of the November elections which could see the Democrats lose control of Congress.

The House of Representatives established the commission of inquiry in July 2021 to shed light on the attack on the Capitol that left five people dead and has since seen hundreds arrested. The commission of inquiry has already conducted more than 900 interviews and depositions and received more than 100,000 documents on the events.

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