Hearing on Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill continues

Committee’s final public hearings will be held in July

Local 4 is monitoring Thursday's house hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill. Today's focus has been on how former President Donald Trump tried to use the justice department to help him overturn the 2020 Presidential Election. The hearing kicked off just after 3 p.m.

DETROIT – Local 4 is monitoring Thursday’s house hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill.

Today’s focus has been on how former President Donald Trump tried to use the justice department to help him overturn the 2020 Presidential Election.

The hearing kicked off just after 3 p.m.

We immediately heard evidence of the former President pressuring the Justice Department to force certain states to overturn election results.

Former Attorney General William Barr talked about why he felt compelled to investigate bogus voter fraud claims immediately.

The testimony we’ve heard so far paints the picture of a Justice Department in chaos, with part of it involving a lower-level Administration Attorney, Jeffrey Clark pushing to replace acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.

The committee says Clark was more than willing to help the former President’s efforts to hold onto power.

Barely an hour before the hearing began, sources reported that federal agents searched Clark’s Virginia home this week.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney confirms there was activity in that area but would not confirm the details.

The hearing continues at this hour.

We expect the hearing will continue until almost 5 p.m.

The committee’s final public hearings will be held in July.

One member of congress says there has been a deluge of new evidence that needs to be included in those future hearings.


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