Jan. 6 committee moves Wednesday hearing citing ‘technical issues’

The House Select Committee investigating the attack on the United States Capitol on Jan. 6 has rescheduled its third public hearing for Thursday.

The committee held a primetime hearing last week, making headlines nationwide, and followed it with another hearing on Monday committee member Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif) told Fox News the delay was due to “technical issues,” and not any issue with witnesses.

“Yeah, it’s just technical issues,” Lofgren told Fox when questioned about the postponement. “I mean, we were, you know, the staff putting together all the videos, you know…It was overwhelming, so we’re trying to give them a little room.”

The focus of Wednesday’s session was intended to be on Trump’s attempts to utilize the Justice Department to overturn the results and former Trump administration and campaign employees testified that former lawyer Rudy Giuliani influenced Trump’s decision to seek to overturn the election while former senior adviser Jason Miller testified that on election night, a “clearly drunk” Giuliani spoke with Trump.

“The mayor was definitely intoxicated, but I do not know his level of intoxication when he spoke with the president, for example,” Miller said in videotaped testimony aired at the hearing.

“I think, effectively, Mayor Giuliani was saying, ‘We won it. They’re stealing it from us. Where did all the votes come from? We need to go say that we won,’ and essentially that anyone who didn’t agree with that position was being weak.”

Former Attorney General Bill Barr testified that Trump’s claims of a stolen election outright, calling them “bulls—” in his time speaking to the committee, saying he had raised the alarm about potential election fraud prior to the 2020 election but did not fine evidence of widespread fraud in his investigations after the fact.

“I made it clear I did not agree with the idea of saying the election was stolen and putting out this stuff, which I told the president was bulls—,” Barr said of his conversations with Trump. “And, you know, I didn’t want to be a part of it. And that’s one of the reasons that went into me deciding to leave when I did.”

“I was somewhat demoralized because I thought, ‘Boy, if he really believes this stuff, he has lost contact with, he’s become detached from reality if he really believes this stuff,’” he continued. “And on the other hand, you know, when I went into this and would you know, tell him how crazy some of these allegations were, there was never an indication of interest in what the actual facts were.”