Tuesday's surprise hearing of the committee investigating Trump

Surprise hearing Tuesday of the commission investigating Trump

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The group of US lawmakers investigating Donald Trump's maneuvers to invalidate the 2020 election announced Monday that they will hold a last-minute hearing on Tuesday, promising to present “new evidence recently obtained  

Since the beginning of June, this parliamentary committee has been unfolding a narrative placing the former American president at the heart of an “attempted coup”, detailing his pressure exerted from all sides until the assault on the Capitol by his supporters on January 6, 2021.

After five hearings broadcast live on many channels across the country, the so-called “January 6” commission should not in principle hold a hearing until the second week of July. 

But in a surprise press release on Monday, the latter indicated that it wanted to unveil Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. GMT) “new recently obtained evidence and hearing witnesses”, without giving further details.

The investigations ers said they have a wealth of new evidence to sift through, which came as the hearings were underway, including hours of footage of Trump and his family filmed for a documentary.

The commission has not ruled out further hearings later in the summer, but is keen to deliver its findings before the midterm legislative elections in November.

Because if the Democrats lose control there of the House of Representatives during the election, the commission risks being dissolved by the Republicans, many of whom denounce its work.