January 6 hearings: Panel to hear from Raffensperger, Bowers

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attacks at the U.S. Capitol is expected to hear from local officials who held off  Donald Trump's attempt to overturn Joe Biden's 2020 presidential election victory.

The series of hearings began June 9. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is set to testify during the fourth hearing Tuesday, and is expected to discuss the pressure he faced from Trump to "find 11,780" votes that could flip the state.

Raffensperger, his deputy Gabe Sterling, and Arizona's state House Speaker Rusty Bowers, are scheduled to be key witnesses.


You can watch all hearings LIVE and get complete recaps online at FOX5DC.com. For more information, watch FOX 5's Lindsay Watts and her examination of the insurrection in her podcast, Siege On Democracy.

Tuesday's hearing is expected to begin at 1 p.m. EST


The third hearing dove into Trump's eleventh hour attempt to deliver the 2020 election by coercing Vice President Mike Pence into rejecting the electoral count.

The previous two hearings which have featured new video, audio and other evidence including initial findings that have been collected during the yearlong investigation.

They have shown clips from the violent attack and interviews with Trump aides who detailed their conversations with the just-defeated president as returns came in on election night

The committee is trying to establish that Trump pushed lies about widespread election fraud despite hearing evidence that it didn't happen.

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US Representative and Committee Chairman, Bennie Thompson, swears in witnesses during the third public hearing of the US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the US Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on June 16, 2022. (Photo by DREW ANGERER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)


Future hearings are expected to review Trump's pressure on Justice Department officials and will also provide a look what was happening in the White House as the violence unfolded at the Capitol.

The committee said the investigation will continue after the hearings are over. Panel members will then decide whether they have found criminal activity –and if so – if it should be referred to the Justice Department. The department, which is conducting its own investigation, could take or leave the recommendation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report