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How to Watch the Next Jan. 6 Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol will hold its next public hearing on Thursday, returning to prime time for the eighth in a series of hearings that began in June.

The committee has spent more than a year investigating the events surrounding the riot. The forthcoming hearing is expected to focus on the 187 minutes during which President Donald J. Trump stood by while a mob of his supporters overran the Capitol, resisting repeated calls from those in his inner circle to tell the rioters to stand down.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Eastern time. It will be the second session to be held in prime time.

Live video will be available at, accompanied by analysis from New York Times reporters. The hearing is also expected to be carried by major broadcast networks and cable news channels.

The committee is expected to hear from two former White House officials who resigned on Jan. 6 in response to the violence that day: Matthew Pottinger, Mr. Trump’s deputy national security adviser, and Sarah Matthews, a deputy press secretary.

Both Ms. Matthews and Mr. Pottinger, who was the highest-ranking White House official to resign on Jan. 6, are expected to speak about the scene inside the White House as the crowd of Trump supporters marched on, and eventually overran, the Capitol.

The committee signaled last week that it was still pursuing new information as it issued a subpoena to the Secret Service seeking text messages from Jan. 5 and 6 that were said to have been erased, and it has been compiling evidence from the more than 1,000 interviews it has conducted over the last year.

Since it began holding its series of hearings in June, the Jan. 6 committee has kept its schedule fluid, reflecting the evolving nature of its investigation. The panel has no other public hearings scheduled for now, though at least one more is expected around the release of its report, which could happen in the fall. More hearings could be announced as the investigation continues.

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