‘We are still full speed ahead’ January 6 panel member Elaine Luria suggests more evidence is coming after this week’s hearing as Zoe Lofgren promises subpoenaed Secret Service records will come two days before the primetime finale
- Rep. Elaine Luria said Sunday that the investigation is ‘full speed ahead’
- Claimed more evidence will be revealed even after the ‘first series’ of public hearings wraps up during Thursday’s primetime finale
- Fellow panel member Zoe Lofgren said that the select committee expects to receive records from the Secret Service on Tuesday
- The committee Chairman Bennie Thompson on Friday subpoenaed the text messages the Secret Service says were erased during a data migration
January 6 panel members said Sunday that the investigation is ramping up despite the upcoming primetime finale of their public hearings and previewed that recently subpoenaed Secret Service records should come by Tuesday.
‘We are full speed ahead,’ Democratic Representative Elaine Luria told CNN State of the Union host Dana Bash, claiming that the Thursday hearing is just the last in the first series.
Fellow select committee member Zoe Lofgren also said Sunday that the panel is still considering interviewing former President Donald Trump and his ex-Vice President Mike Pence as part of the ongoing probe.
She told ABC This Week host Martha Raddatz that the panel expects to receive relevant Secret Service records before Thursday’s hearing that the panel subpoenaed from the agency on Friday.
The House January 6 select committee demanded the Secret Service hand over ‘pertinent texts’ related to the Capitol attack that they believe were erased after they requested it be turned over.
‘We expect to get them by this Tuesday. So we’ll see,’ Representative Lofgren said, adding that the panel ‘needs all the texts from the 5th and the 6th of January’ 2021.
The panel will hold the last of its public hearings at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening – similar to when they first kicked off the hearings in June with a primetime airing.
Republicans have slammed the televised hearings as turning the congressional procedure into a public spectacle to try and drum up more opposition to Trump.
Representative Elaine Luria, a January 6 panel member, said Sunday that the investigation is ‘full speed ahead’ claiming that more evidence will be revealed even after the ‘first series’ of public hearings wraps up during Thursday’s primetime finale
Fellow panel member Zoe Lofgren said that the panel expects to receive records from the Secret Service on Tuesday
One of the panel’s two Republican members, Representative Adam Kinzinger, told CBS FAce the Nation program on Sunday that the next hearing will ‘open people’s eyes in a big way.’
The other GOP member of the panel is Wyoming’s at-large Representative Liz Cheney.
Luria previewed that even though this is the last hearing in this set, there will be additional evidence to come in the future whether it be presented through more hearings or by ‘other methods.’
‘So this is the last in the series that we put together where we laid out a framework to describe the different elements of the events leading up to and on that day,’ Luria told CNN of the Thursday hearing.
‘Certainly we are receiving new information every single day. Even, day by day, incorporating more of that new information into what we will present on Thursday,’ she added.
The committee Chairman Bennie Thompson on Friday subpoenaed Secret Service records of text messages they say were erased from that day during a data migration
‘So you will definitely be hearing from the committee again.’
Lofgren previewed that the hearing on Thursday aimed to ‘go through minute by minute what happened, what didn’t happen on that day, and people can make their own judgment.’
The Secret Service was meant to hand over messages that the agency claims were erased as part of a planned system migration and claimed that they did not believe the messages that were deleted were important to the investigation.
‘I was shocked to hear that they didn’t back up their data before they reset their iPhones,’ Lofgren said of the Secret Service. ‘That’s crazy. I don’t know why that would be.’
‘We need to get this information to get the full picture.’