1/ The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection will present its findings to the American public tonight. The 90-minute hearing is the first in a series of six planned for this month and will lay out the evidence of what happened on the day of the attack, as well as the two months that preceded it as Trump led an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The committee will present previously unreleased video of Trump’s top aides and family members testifying before its panel, footage revealing the role of the Proud Boys in the attack, and evidence showing Trump at the center of a “coordinated, multistep effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election,” which resulted in a mob of his supporters storming the Capitol and disrupting the peaceful transfer of power. The committee has interviewed more than 1,000 witnesses, obtained more than 140,000 documents, and issued nearly 100 subpoenas. “We’ll demonstrate the multipronged effort to overturn a presidential election, how one strategy to subvert the election led to another, culminating in a violent attack on our democracy,” Adam Schiff said. “It’s an important story, and one that must be told to ensure it never happens again.” (New York Times / Washington Post / NPR / Politico / NBC News / Wall Street Journal / ABC News)
How can I watch the Jan. 6 committee hearing? The committee will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern on Thursday. All major broadcast and cable news networks will carry the hearing live, except for Fox News, which will “cover the hearings as news warrants.”
When will the next Jan. 6 committee hearing be? Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern.
Jan. 6: The Story So Far. (New York Times)
2/ A Republican gubernatorial candidate in Michigan was arrested by the FBI on misdemeanor charges for participating in the attack on the Capitol. Ryan Kelley was charged with knowingly entering restricted grounds without authority, damaging federal property, disorderly conduct, and knowingly engaging in an act of violence. All four charges are misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in prison. (Detroit News / NPR / Bloomberg / New York Times / Washington Post)
3/ The House passed a broad package of gun control legislation in response to recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. The “Protecting Our Kids Act” passed 223-204 with five Republicans voting for the bill. The measure, however, is not expected to pass the Senate. (NPR / CNN / Wall Street Journal)
4/ Unemployment claims increased to the highest level in five months. Initial filings for unemployment benefits jumped to 229,000 – exceeding all estimates – while economists had forecast 195,000 claims. The White House, meanwhile, said it expects U.S. inflation to be “elevated” in tomorrow’s consumer price index report for May. Economists expect the report to show that prices continued to rise in May, on par with April’s inflation of 8.3%. (Bloomberg / NBC News / Reuters / MarketWatch / Barrons)
poll/ 66% of Americans say they expect inflation to get worse in the coming year, while 21% expect it to get better, and 12% think it will stay the same. (Washington Post)
poll/ 59% of Americans think it is more important to control gun violence while 35% say it’s more important to protect gun rights. 92% of Democrats and 54% of independents say it’s more important to control gun violence, while 70% of Republicans say it’s more important to protect gun rights. (NPR / Marist)
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