January 6 hearing will show Trump pressure campaign on Pence ‘directly contributed’ to Capitol attack, committee says
Committee aides said Thursday’s hearing will focus on how Trump had driven the pressure campaign against Pence despite being told by lawyers in the White House counsel’s office that the vice president did not have the authority to unilaterally subvert the election results.
Aides said that the hearing would include new materials about what Pence was doing on January 6, including his whereabouts.
Committee aides said they also intend to demonstrate at the hearing that there’s an “ongoing threat” to democracy from people advocating the false view that the 2020 election was rigged.
Much of Thursday’s presentation will be led by Democratic Rep. Pete Aguilar of California. A committee counsel also will be asking questions during Thursday’s hearing.
This story has been updated with additional developments Wednesday.