The crazed anti-Trump witch hunters on the Jan. 6 House Select Committee are scrambling for a solution after the public showed very little interest in their primetime show trials.
The public was grateful the trials were only to be conducted in the month of June, but it appears the nightmare continues after a trove of “additional evidence” forced the Committee to prolong the publicity stunt.
British filmmaker Alex Holder was forced by the Committee to turn over every piece of footage related to the documentary he was filming at the time. The footage in question contains behind-the-scenes shots of Trump’s inner circle as they attempted to keep a lid on the protests that day.
Interviews featuring former VP Mike Pence, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and others were among the footage obtained by the Committee through their subpoena powers.
Meanwhile, Rep. Thompson told reporters that additional trials may be necessary as a result of Holder’s video footage.
“[The committee] continues to receive additional evidence relevant to … investigation into the violence of Jan 6th and its causes. Following tomorrow’s hearing, we will be holding additional hearings in the coming weeks. We will announce dates and times for those hearings soon,” a spokesperson from the committee told reporters.
The fifth hearing on Thursday will continue as scheduled and will center on former President Donald Trump’s use of the Justice Department to aid his efforts to challenge the election. Thompson also previously hinted at plans to hold another hearing on top of the seven announced.
“There’s been a deluge of new evidence since we got started. And we just need to catch our breath, go through the new evidence, and then incorporate it into the hearings we have planned,” committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin told reporters.
The House is scheduled to head for a recess for Independence Day festivities and will return on July 12.
Looming over the remaining weeks of June is a Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case in which the high court may opt to nix precedents establishing a woman’s right to an abortion, as indicated in a leaked opinion back in May.
Although the committee did not cite a Dobbs decision in its rationale for the delay, the decision has the potential to shift public attention away from the hearings. And what’s a televised campaign ad without the public’s attention?
Author: Asa McCue