In a surprise announcement yesterday the January 6th Select Committee will hold its 6th public hearing “to present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony” of their Congressional investigation into the January 6, 2021 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.
Previously, the Select Committee announced the last scheduled hearings would be postponed and could be expected to resume sometime mid-July.
No information was being released about what new evidence or who the witness(es) would be presenting testimony.
And the race was on to discover who was the who and what was the what as rumors and guesses flooded the airwaves and social media.
Unsurprisingly, by late evening the ah ha! moment is possibly discovered, and then verified with a probable confirmation….assuming Jim Acosta would not put his neck on the chopping block if he was not at least close to a 100% sure.
Which brings up focusing on Cassidy Hutchison, Trump’s Chief of Staff aide, who was immediately relegated to covfefe coffee girl after the bombshell testimony she gave the committee last week naming multiple sitting congress critters, among others, who had sought blanket pocket pardons from Trump.
This will be huge if true… https://t.co/rmPBdYG5CA— Mary Pat Flynn (@MaryPatFlynn1) June 28, 2022
The above tweet references Politico article written June 9:
INSURRECTION FALLOUT: Hutchinson, former Meadows aide, replaces lawyer on cusp of Jan. 6 hearings
Her previous attorney has deep Trump World connections. Her new lawyer is a longtime close ally of former attorney general Jeff Sessions.
Cassidy Hutchinson — a top aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows during the Trump era — has parted ways with her lawyer and brought on new representation. Her new lawyer, Jody Hunt of Alston Bird, confirmed the move to POLITICO.
Hutchinson’s former attorney, Stefan Passantino, has deep Trump World connections. Her new lawyer, Jody Hunt, is a longtime close ally of Jeff Sessions and served as his chief of staff when the former attorney general enraged Trump by recusing from the Russia probe.
Hutchinson has told investigators that Meadows was warned of potential violence before Jan. 6 and that he burned papers in his office weeks after the 2020 election. She’s also relayed that Meadows told aides of Trump, during the riot, expressing a positive view of hanging then-Vice President Mike Pence.
Passantino, Hutchinson’s former attorney, was the Trump White House’s chief ethics lawyer. And Passantino’s firm, Michael Best, has Trump World connections; its president is former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, and Justin Clark — also a top Trump World lawyer — is currently on leave from the firm, according to its website.
Attorney Alex Cannon, who worked on the Trump campaign and with Trump’s legal team after his presidency, is also a lawyer at the firm.
Passantino declined to comment.
As MacFarlane commented, this is all fluid. The committee has said they will continue to investigate and public hearings will likely continue through summer and possibly into the fall.
06/28/22 Select Committee Hearing
Scheduled for Jun 28, 2022; 1:00PM (EDT)