On Jan. 6, the House Oversight Committee held its first public hearings, focusing on DONALD TRUMP. BILL BARR, a former Attorney General, testified that Trump had abused the electoral process. Barr had routinely been criticized by Democrats for his willingness to side with Trump. Liz Cheney, the vice chair of the Committee, testified in support of Trump’s involvement in the election. This was especially troubling for the president, who cited a number of instances in which he allegedly cheated.
The hearings on January 6 revealed many conspiracy theories and misinformation campaigns against President Obama. A few Republican congressmen requested pardons on January 6th, and many others have asked for them since. Many Republican congressmen sought pardons after the hearings. Meanwhile, the networks airing the hearings aired a Fox News host claiming the hearings had bombed the president.
The House Select Committee on Russian Collusion and Election Integrity held its first hearing last Thursday. Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democratic Representative, told the audience in its second hearing that the insurrection had threatened the United States’ democracy. And he said that the insurrection didn’t stop on Jan. 6, 2021. It’s unclear what exactly the House Intelligence Committee is planning to reveal, but he said it will be focused on Trump’s efforts to convince Americans that the election was rigged.
CNN, which has been a major source of conspiracy theories regarding the January 6 hearings (and many others), did not broadcast the hearing. Its primetime lineup featured Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, two sources of conspiracy theories. Tucker Carlson even made a documentary that claimed the hearings were a plot to trap Trump supporters. He does not provide any evidence to support his theory.
The hearings will not be broadcast live by Fox on its main channel. Instead, it will air the hearings on its Fox Business channel, which typically draws fewer viewers. Fox isn’t giving up on the fight, however. The hearings on Jan. 6 are an important part of the ongoing investigation into President Trump’s campaign. The hearings will be live and it is likely that the president will resign.
The House Select Committee has also begun investigating the Jan. 6 riots that broke out in the U.S. Capitol. That was the day before the inauguration. Supporters of then-President Donald Trump poured into the capitol building, causing riots. According to NBC polling, 45 percent of Americans believe that Trump is responsible. Of those polled, seventeen percent said Trump was the sole or mainly responsible for the riots. Since Jan. 6, 2021, the polling has shown a declining trend.
The Jan. 6 hearings will be the first step in an investigation into Trump’s attempts to rig the 2020 elections. The Jan. 6 hearings will focus on whether or not the president is using the power of his presidency to influence the outcome of the election. However, the hearings are important because they are an opportunity for the government to investigate the president’s actions and conduct a full investigation.