The House committee that has spent nearly a year investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol and the events that led up to it will hold its second public hearing on Monday morning as it expands on the themes it laid out in its initial session Thursday night.
Over the last 11 months, the committee has interviewed hundreds of witnesses and pored over thousands of hours of video footage and more than 100,000 pages of documents.
The committee’s leaders also heard testimony from two witnesses — a Capitol Police officer and a documentarian who were in the fray during the riot and who answered questions about the violence that took place.
Future hearings are expected to shift gears somewhat, as committee members dissect the timeline from the days after the election to the riot itself.
The hearing on Monday is the second in a series that will run throughout June.
Here is a guide to following the hearing and what to expect.
When is the hearing and how can I watch?
The committee will begin Monday’s session at 10 a.m. Eastern time.
The New York Times will provide live video of the hearing at nytimes.com along with live discussion and analysis from Times reporters. All of the major broadcast networks and cable news outlets carried the hearing on Thursday, with the exception of Fox News, which ran a regularly programmed hour of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” without commercials. Coverage plans by the networks for future hearings have not been announced.
What will future hearings focus on?
Committee leaders have indicated that the focus on Monday will be on former President Trump, and the extent to which he attempted to remain in power despite all the evidence indicating that he had lost the election.
To make that case, the committee intends to bring in Chris Stirewalt, a former political editor at Fox News who made the decision on election night to project that Joseph R. Biden Jr., not President Trump, had won Arizona, a critical swing state.
Mr. Stirewalt has been critical of his former employer for subsequently perpetuating harmful falsehoods about the election, including Mr. Trump’s insistence that the election was stolen.
Future hearings are expected to focus on other issues, such as the effort by President Trump to install a loyalist atop the Justice Department, the pressure campaign on Vice President Mike Pence to prevent Congress from certifying the Electoral College count and the way President Trump encouraged supporters — including far-right and militia groups — to come to Washington for the rally on Jan. 6 that immediately preceded the attack.
When will the next hearing be?
The committee’s next hearing is scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Video will again be available at nytimes.com, with live updates and reporter analysis.
A fourth hearing is scheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m. Eastern. At least two more hearings are expected the following week, but dates and times have not been confirmed.
The committee plans to release its final report in September, ahead of the midterm elections.