While the setup of the hearings is still being worked out and being prepared, the sources noted that the presentations will likely include video clips from January 6, as well as some of the nearly 1,000 interviews that the committee conducted behind closed doors. Have done behind. This could help the committee distribute more evidence, as well as deal with potentially shaky witnesses.
A spokesman for Donald Trump Jr. declined to comment. A spokeswoman for Ivanka Trump and Kishner declined to comment, and a spokeswoman for the committee declined to comment on next month’s hearing.
Several people interviewed by the committee told CNN that they expect to be called as first-hand witnesses to the events on or around January 6, although none of them did. He also did not say that he has not been informed by the committee yet. They include former members of the Trump administration, former White House officials and rally planners.
According to sources familiar with the matter, at least one factual witness who has been deposed by the committee behind closed doors has already told the panel that he would refuse to testify publicly if asked. Two additional sources familiar with the matter told CNN that other witnesses, including the rally organizers, have indicated that they may be willing to participate in public hearings under certain rules.
According to sources familiar with the matter, neither Rosen nor Donogho has been asked to testify in public.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
“We understand the interest in talking to the vice president, and we haven’t made that decision yet,” Democratic Rep. Pete Aguilar, a California committee member, told CNN’s John Berman on Tuesday morning. “But I can tell you that we have enough evidence to help us in this debate.
“There has been no attempt by the committee to bring him in,” Thompson said.
Former President Trump is also not expected to be called to testify, according to two sources familiar with the investigation. Both sources indicated that they did not expect Trump to cooperate effectively, and doubt that he would agree to testify under oath in public.
Meetings throughout the day to sort out the mountains of evidence.
Planning sessions have become so important that committee staff have been locked in day-long meetings to sort through important details, including witnesses and hearing topics. Some of the nine members of the panel have instructed their personal offices to clear the schedule for the entire month of June.
A source close to the committee told CNN that the panel shed light on the experiences of the two impeachment proceedings against Trump. These hearings have served as a model for both do’s and don’ts.
The work of different teams will be presented in the hearings.
The hearings in June will include the work of the panel’s investigative teams, which have been nominated in different colors.
One of those teams, the Gold Team, has examined efforts by Trump and his allies to pressure Justice Department officials as well as the state to reverse the election results. Thomson told CNN in January that the hearings could include testimonies from state election officials as well as former senior members of Trump’s Justice Department.
“They will be a combination of exhibitions, staff testimony and outside witnesses,” Thompson told CNN last week. “Some of them will be people who haven’t heard before, and I think their testimony will be on why this investigation was so important.”
The committee’s main purpose in conducting the hearings is to show that although Trump has been repeatedly told that the election was not rigged, he has continued his campaign to reverse the election.
The June hearings will have many questions. Most importantly, the panel intends to make a criminal referral to the Department of Justice for Trump or someone else.
Asked by CNN’s Berman on Tuesday if he thought Trump’s inaction during the riots neglected his responsibilities as commander-in-chief, Aguilar said he did. ۔
“Yes, I think the president had every opportunity to go to the pressroom, to tweet, to talk to the American people, and to tell these rebels to go home, to say that we are going to make a peaceful transition. “Power,” Aguilar told Berman. “It’s a hallmark of democracy. And every step of the way it chose not to.”
Ivan Perez of CNN contributed to this report.