Jan. 6 committee schedules last minute hearing for Tuesday

After initially pushing all hearings scheduled for this week until after July 4th break, the committee promises witness testimony will be heard tomorrow
House committee investigating Jan. 6 Capitol attack, Oct. 19, Washington, D.C.

The Democrat-led House Jan. 6 committee says it will call a hear Tuesday, after having pushed off their remaining hearings until next month. 

Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, made the announcement Tuesday, saying it the hearing was called because of a "deluge of new evidence."

The committee announced last week it was pushing all hearings that were originally scheduled for this week until July. Congress began its two week long July 4th recess over the weekend. 

Unlike past hearings, the committee has not yet identified the witnesses who will testify, only saying in an advisory Monday that they would “present recently obtained evidence.”

The panel on Thursday interviewed Alex Holder, a British filmmaker who was shooting a documentary about the Trump family.

He is believed to have video footage of events on Jan. 6 that could be useful to the committee including interviews with President Trump, Vice-President Mike Pence, administration staff and members of Trump’s family. 

Tuesday’s hearing will be the sixth in the series investigating the capitol riot.