LIVE: Jan. 6 House committee hosts first hearing to release findings from investigation

This live video may contain profanity, violence and disturbing scenes. Viewer discretion is advised.The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is holding the first in a series of hearings laying out its initial findings Thursday night, a highly anticipated look at the evidence the panel has been gathering for the last year.Watch the hearing live in the video player above.With the televised hearings, the seven Democrats and two Republicans on the nine-member panel hope to grab the attention of the American public and drive home the sheer violence of that day in 2021, as some have attempted to downplay the attack. And they plan to use the more than 1,000 interviews they have conducted to spotlight people who played pivotal roles in the siege — and to show that it was a deliberate, unprecedented attempt to block the certification of Joe Biden’s victory.The committee will sort through the mountain of information it has collected into different hearing topics, from domestic extremism to security failures to what then-President Donald Trump was doing in the White House that day as hundreds of his supporters brutally pushed past police and forced their way into the Capitol.Read live, timestamped updates from tonight’s hearing below:7:50 p.m. ETTonight’s primetime hearing is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The committee’s chair and vice chair, Reps. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Liz Cheney, R-Wy., respectively, are expected to give opening remarks, laying out the purpose and goals of the hearings.CNN is reporting that those who will be watching tonight, along with many Americans, include President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump and Attorney General Merrick Garland, who has faced increasing pressure from people in Congress to ramp up the Justice Department’s own criminal investigation into the riots.

This live video may contain profanity, violence and disturbing scenes. Viewer discretion is advised.

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is holding the first in a series of hearings laying out its initial findings Thursday night, a highly anticipated look at the evidence the panel has been gathering for the last year.

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Watch the hearing live in the video player above.

With the televised hearings, the seven Democrats and two Republicans on the nine-member panel hope to grab the attention of the American public and drive home the sheer violence of that day in 2021, as some have attempted to downplay the attack. And they plan to use the more than 1,000 interviews they have conducted to spotlight people who played pivotal roles in the siege — and to show that it was a deliberate, unprecedented attempt to block the certification of Joe Biden’s victory.

The committee will sort through the mountain of information it has collected into different hearing topics, from domestic extremism to security failures to what then-President Donald Trump was doing in the White House that day as hundreds of his supporters brutally pushed past police and forced their way into the Capitol.

Read live, timestamped updates from tonight’s hearing below:

7:50 p.m. ET

Tonight’s primetime hearing is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The committee’s chair and vice chair, Reps. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Liz Cheney, R-Wy., respectively, are expected to give opening remarks, laying out the purpose and goals of the hearings.

CNN is reporting that those who will be watching tonight, along with many Americans, include President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump and Attorney General Merrick Garland, who has faced increasing pressure from people in Congress to ramp up the Justice Department’s own criminal investigation into the riots.

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