WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09: Former Vice President Mike Pence is seen on a screen during a hearing by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 09, 2022 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence related to the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol for almost a year, will present its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building during an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for Joe Biden. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Jan. 6 takeaways: ‘Heated’ Trump, Pence’s near miss with mob
By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ERIC TUCKER and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — In its third public hearing, the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection has focused on former President Donald Trump’s pressure on his vice president to delay or reject the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory. It has also attempted to show how that pressure incited an angry mob to break into the Capitol that day. Vice President Mike Pence presided over the certification in the vice president’s traditional ceremonial role, and did not give in to Trump’s pressure. Lawmakers on the nine-member panel, and the witnesses who testified at the hearing, all described Pence’s decision as having averted a constitutional crisis.

Jan. 6 panel sends letter asking Ginni Thomas to testify
By MARY CLARE JALONICK and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection says the panel has asked Virginia Thomas for an interview. Thomas is suggesting she will comply. A conservative activist and the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, “Ginni” Thomas communicated with people in President Donald Trump’s orbit ahead of the attack and on the day of the insurrection. Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson said Thursday that “it’s time” for her to come to talk to the committee after investigators discovered information that refers to Thomas in communications they have obtained relating to one of Trump’s lawyers, John Eastman.