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Lawfare No Bull: Day Seven of the Jan. 6 Committee Hearings

By Elena Kagan
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 11:43 AM

Today on Lawfare No Bull: On July 12, the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol held its seventh public hearing. The hearing first focused on the explosive meeting in the White House on Dec. 18, 2021, when lawyer Sidney Powell, and Michael Flynn, former Trump national security adviser, fought with Pat Cipollone and other close Trump advisers. The hearing then focused on former President Trump's tweet soon after this meeting, that called his supporters to a rally in Washington on Jan. 6. The committee showed how this tweet galvanized extremist groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers to organize and coordinate ahead of the Jan. 6 attack on the Captiol. The committee also heard testimony from Jason Van Tatenhove, the former Oath Keepers spokesman, and Stephan Ayres, a former Trump supporter who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.