Today on Lawfare No Bull: On June 9, the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol—better known as the Jan. 6 committee—held its first public hearing. This hearing focused on detailing the events of the Capitol riot, and laying the groundwork for the committee’s case that the events of Jan. 6 were the culmination of what Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson called “a sprawling, multi-step conspiracy aimed at overturning the presidential election.” The committee also heard testimony from Nick Quested, a documentarian who had embedded with the Proud Boys, and Caroline Edwards, a Capitol police officer who was one of the first to face the rioters.
On Friday, June 10 at 8:30 a.m. ET , Quinta Jurecic, Roger Parloff, Molly Reynolds, and Benjamin Wittes took to Twitter Spaces to discuss what to make of the hearing. They also answered audience questions.
Listen to a recording of Lawfare’s Twitter Spaces about day one of the public Jan. 6 committee hearings here or below:
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— Lawfare (@lawfareblog) June 10, 2022