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The House January 6 panel prepares to start a hearing

The House Jan. 6 select committee begins a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, June 23, 2022. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Pointing to 'Recently Obtained Evidence,' Jan. 6 Panel Calls Surprise Tuesday Hearing

The announcement came less than a week after the House panel delayed new hearings until next month, citing a "deluge" of fresh evidence.

Common Dreams staff

The House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol unexpectedly announced Monday that it will be holding a public hearing Tuesday afternoon to "present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony."

The congressional panel did not offer any details about the new evidence it will be unveiling Tuesday, which will mark the sixth hearing examining the Capitol attack and the central role that former President Donald Trump and his administration played in sparking the violence.

The committee's announcement, which also didn't reveal who is testifying at the 1:00 pm ET hearing, came less than a week after the panel said it would delay new hearings until July, citing the "deluge of new evidence" it has accumulated since the start of the proceedings earlier this month.

As the New York Times reported, the House panel is "planning at least two more hearings for July," when committee members and witnesses are "expected to detail how a mob of violent extremists attacked the Capitol and how President Donald J. Trump did nothing to call off the violence for more than three hours."

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