Monday Live Blog and Reads: Second Public Hearing on Trump’s Insurrection

Good Morning Sky Dancers!

We’re live blogging the second of the Jan. 6 Committee’s hearings today which start at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

Here’s some warm-up material to read!

This is from The New York Times: “Trump Campaign Chief to Headline Jan. 6 Hearing on Election Lies.”

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol plans to use the testimony of former President Donald J. Trump’s own campaign manager against him on Monday as it lays out evidence that Mr. Trump knowingly spread the lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him in an attempt to overturn his defeat.

The committee plans to call Bill Stepien, the final chairman of Mr. Trump’s campaign, who is expected to be asked to detail what the campaign and the former president himself knew about his fictitious claims of widespread election fraud. Those claims will be the focus of the second in a series of hearings the panel is holding this month to reveal the findings of its sprawling investigation.

After an explosive first hearing last week in prime time, leaders of the committee are aiming to keep up a steady stream of revelations about the magnitude of Mr. Trump’s plot to overturn the election and how it sowed the seeds of the violent siege of the Capitol by his supporters last year.

From The Washington Post tweet above: “Committee to focus on how Trump’s ‘big lie’ fueled the insurrection.”

Donald Trump’s baseless claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen and how it fueled the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection are the planned focus Monday of the second in a series of June hearings by a House select committee. Panel members said they will also explore how Trump’s “big lie” drove Republican fundraising appeals after Joe Biden won the election.

Scheduled to testify before the committee on Monday are former Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien; Chris Stirewalt, a former political editor for Fox News; Benjamin Ginsberg, a Republican election lawyer; former U.S. attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak; and Al Schmidt, a former city commissioner of Philadelphia. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

From CNN: “Major TV networks, including Fox News, plan to televise Monday’s hearing of the January 6 committee.”

You may also Livestream the hearings from the Committee’s website. 

Grab your coffee, juice, or tea, and get ready for part two!

65 Comments on “Monday Live Blog and Reads: Second Public Hearing on Trump’s Insurrection”

  1. dakinikat says:

    First twist of the day already!!!

    • dakinikat says:

      I’m watching CNN. Stepien’s wife is in labor.

      • Enheduanna says:

        Morning Dak! I’m watching MSNBC. Joyce Vance is commentating so I guess I can put up with Andrea Mitchell.

        • dakinikat says:

          I couldn’t take Mika et al are they gone?

          • Enheduanna says:

            LOL yes – she was super annoying this morning, but they’re done. It’s Andrea Mitchell and Katy Tur now.

          • Enheduanna says:

            Hope this isn’t a dupe reply – lost one somehow…

            Anyway yes LOL Mika and Joe are gone. Mika was super annoying this morning.

            It’s Mitchell and Katy Tur on MSNBC.

    • bostonboomer says:

      Stepian’s wife is in labor, according to CNN. I’m watching on MSNBC, but I’ll have to switch if Andrea Mitchell comes back on. I just can’t stomach her today.

  2. dakinikat says:

    and likely because of that the hearings are delayed.

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    • bostonboomer says:

      People need to learn to be patient. Meadows is likely to be indicted on far worse charges than voter fraud or lying to Congress. That is why he hasn’t been charged yet.

  5. dakinikat says:

    It’s starting !!! First up is the Fox Employee that was fired for calling Arizona for Biden.

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    Representative Zoe Lofgren is playing a big role in this hearing today.

  9. dakinikat says:

    Guilliani and Sidney Powell are insane. Seeing them do all these crazy ballot and machine explanations back to back is just stunning!

    • Enheduanna says:

      Powell with her famous “everybody knew I was lying” defense….

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  13. Minkoff Minx says:

    You hate tRump! You hate tRump!

    tRump is getting upset!

  14. Enheduanna says:

    Bill Barr is throwing Dump under the bus bigly.

  15. dakinikat says:

    More interesting Barr Testimony

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  18. dakinikat says:

    After a short break, the Committee has returned with a new panel and purpose. These witnesses are here to discuss the election itself and there are several who are elected Republicans who faced pressure from the Administration to overturn the election or find votes!

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    US attorney in Georgia

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    Fox News is actually showing the testimony!

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    • dakinikat says:

      Wow, the follow the money thing just shown was amazing!

      • dakinikat says:

        Congresswoman Cheney is now making a final statement.

      • Enheduanna says:

        He’s still grifting – leading his dolt following to believe he might run again. I don’t think for a minute he wants to run again. He’s too lazy.

        Vance saying the whole “fraud” campaign was a scam.

  26. dakinikat says:

    And the second hearing is over! Now comes the armchair quarterbacking from pundits!

  27. dakinikat says:

    Virgins all I’d bet …

  28. dakinikat says:

    Here’s where the sucker donor’s money went …

    • Enheduanna says:

      I wonder if Barr is being disingenuous and was fully aware of Dump’s scam. His “detached from reality” comment seems a little disingenuous to me.

      • quixote says:

        Whatever else Barr is, he’s not totally stupid. Of course he knew what was going on. What changed around the time of the coup was him realizing the Dump was not going to pull it off.

        Rat trying to jump off the sinking ship at the last possible moment.

        • bostonboomer says:

          Yes. He may originally underestimated how insane and stupid Trump is. He admitted that quit because he didn’t want to be associated with that. But history won’t let him get away with it.

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