The House choose committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol assault is “not winding down” and is barely nearing the top of 1 group of hearings, which this week will “open people’s eyes in a big way” on former President Donald Trump, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) stated Sunday.
(*6*) he stated in an interview with CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”
The committee will maintain its eighth listening to Thursday evening, specializing in Trump’s actions within the hours after he rallied his supporters to march to the Capitol.
“The reality is, I’ll give you this preview, the president didn’t do very much but gleefully watch television during this timeframe,” stated Kinzinger.
There had been discuss of this being the final public hearing although Kinzinger stated he expects further hearings after this week, relying on what new info is uncovered. He additionally anticipates one or two extra hearings after the committee’s ultimate report comes out.
The committee can also be nonetheless discussing whether or not to subpoena former Vice President Mike Pence, which Kinzinger stated he personally doesn’t assume is critical.
“I’m not sure we’d get a ton more out of him than what his staff has already told us,” he stated whereas sharing that the committee is extra targeted on whether or not to interview Trump ― not that Kinzinger believes they’ll get the reality from him.
“Donald Trump has made it clear that he doesn’t mind not telling the truth, let’s just put that mildly. He lies all the time, I wouldn’t put it past him to even lie under oath. So I’m not sure what the value is there,” he stated.
The committee has stated that it’s going to disband 30 days after it releases its ultimate report, which can element its findings, conclusions, and proposals for corrective measures.