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Key Takeaways from Fifth January 6th Committee Public Hearing

  • Multiple Congress members asked for pardons: Matt Gaetz, Mo Brooks, Scott Perry, Andy Biggs, and Louie Gohmert.

  • Senior staff at the Department of Justice said they would resign if Trump appointed an unqualified environmental lawyer, Jeff Clark, as acting Attorney General.


The House Select Committee on January 6th held its fifth public hearing on Thursday, June 23rd to expose former President Donald Trump’s plan to have the Department of Justice (DOJ) pressure states to overturn their election results.  


The Committee heard testimony from senior DOJ officials who detailed Trump’s plan to put yes-men in charge of the Justice Department. 


Top Moments

  • Multiple Republicans in Congress asked Trump for broad pardons including, Matt Gaetz, Mo Brooks, Scott Perry, Andy Biggs, and Louie Gohmert according to sworn witness testimony.

  • Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows had national security officials investigate a false allegation of voter fraud involving Italian satellites, according to former acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue.

  • White House Counsel Pat Cipollone called the letter Trump wanted the DOJ to send to swing states to overturn election results a “murder-suicide pact,” according to Donoghue. 

  • Former acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen described a tense Oval Office meeting where Trump wanted to replace him with a more loyal acting Attorney General to try to overturn the election results.

  • Top DOJ officials said they would resign if Trump appointed Jeff Clark, an environmental lawyer and Trump loyalist, to be the acting Attorney General position. 

The Committee is scheduled to have more hearings in July.


Find the latest news on January 6th and read about how faith played a role in the day’s events.


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