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The Jan. 6 panel is postponing Wednesday’s hearing with former Justice Department officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 riots in the U.S. Capitol has postponed a hearing scheduled for Trump-era Justice Department officials to attend.

The hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, but the committee said Tuesday morning it had been postponed. She did not give a reason or a new date for the hearing.

The next hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

Witnesses at Wednesday’s hearing included Jeffrey Rosen, who was acting attorney general in the Capitol at the time of the riot, and two other former top officials, Richard Donoghue and Steven Engel. Attorneys for all three men did not immediately respond for comment.

They were scheduled to testify about a tense Jan. 3, 2021 meeting at the White House where then-President Donald Trump weighed whether to replace Rosen with a low-ranking official, Jeffrey Clark, who had expressed a willingness to support Trumps false allegations of voter fraud. Trump scrapped the idea when several Justice Department and White House attorneys told him they would resign in the case.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/jan-6-panel-postpones-wednesdays-hearing-with-ex-justice-dept-officials/ The Jan. 6 panel is postponing Wednesday’s hearing with former Justice Department officials

Dais Johnston

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