Jan. 6 committee to meet Thursday night for prime time hearing

Members of the House Select Committee will meet again Thursday evening for another public hearing regarding the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol.

Lawmakers are expected to focus on former president Donald Trump’s actions that day, including the 187 minutes the panel says he refused to call off a violet attack by his supporters.

ABC News learned the committee is planning to show outtakes from a pre-recorded message Trump sent the day after it happened.

In the version he eventually released, Trump did say tempers must be cooled and calmly restored. However, sources say he only taped the message under immense pressure from his aides, who apparently advised him to do so.

The committee issued a subpoena for the Secret Service’s communications immediately before and during the attack.

However, the committee says it didn’t get what it asked for in the subpoena.

Officials with the Secret Service said it wasn’t able to recover text messages from Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, 2021 because they were deleted as part of a technology upgrade.

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Last week, members of the Secret Service said that those messages were still retrievable, but now says that isn’t the case, adding it was up to individual agents to preserve their text messages and some agents did not do so.

The National Archives has written the Secret Service demanding to know why the messages were deleted, saying the messages should have been preserved due to the historic significance of the events of Jan. 6.

Thursday’s hearing is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. CT. It is the first prime-time slot since the debut of the hearings in early June.

ABC News will provide a Special Report for the hearing. The report can be viewed in the video player above, or on KSTP-TV.

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