House Jan. 6 panel postpones hearing planned for Wednesday due to Ian

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The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 onslaught connected the U.S. Capitol has postponed a proceeding scheduled for Wednesday due to Hurricane Ian, which is forecast to deed Florida the aforesaid time arsenic a Category 3 storm.

"In airy of Hurricane Ian bearing down connected parts of Florida, we person decided to postpone tomorrow's proceedings. We're praying for the information of each those successful the storm's path," the committee said successful a statement. "The Select Committee's probe goes guardant and we volition soon denote a day for the postponed proceedings."  

The proceeding was expected to beryllium the committee's ninth and last hearing, and uncover immoderate of the accusation the committee said they learned this summer. 

Committee Chair Bennie Thompson said earlier this month that the committee plans to enactment unneurotic an interim study successful mid-October, and volition finalize the study earlier the extremity of the year. 

That would instrumentality them past the November midterm elections. The committee's 2 Republicans, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, are some leaving Congress successful January. Cheney mislaid the Republican primary in Wyoming to a Trump-backed challenger; Kinzinger decided not to tally for reelection. 

Ahead of the postponement announcement, a root acquainted with the committee's plans told CBS News the proceeding was expected to diagnostic clips from an upcoming documentary connected Roger Stone, an state of erstwhile President Trump. The root said the filmmaker provided the sheet with a full of 14 clips from the documentary, which was changeable implicit a three-year period. The documentary, "A Storm Foretold," is expected to beryllium released aboriginal this year.   

In a connection to CBS News, Stone said helium challenged the "accuracy and the authenticity of these videos and judge they person been manipulated and selectively edited." Stone called it "categorically false" that helium "knew successful beforehand about, participated successful oregon condoned immoderate amerciable activity" connected Jan. 6. 

"The excerpts you provided beneath beryllium nothing, surely they bash not beryllium I had thing to bash with the events of Jan. 6. That being said, it intelligibly shows I advocated for lawful legislature and judicial options," helium said. 

House January 6 Committee Holds Public Hearing A video of erstwhile President Donald Trump played connected a surface during a proceeding of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack connected the U.S. Capitol, connected July 21, 2022. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In a bid of blockbuster nationalist hearings this summer, the committee combined never-before-seen footage from Jan. 6, video grounds from immoderate of the radical who were successful Trump's interior circle, and in-person witnesser testimony. 

One of the hearings, successful precocious June, was called astatine the past infinitesimal to spotlight a witness, Cassidy Hutchinson, a erstwhile White House aide, whose stunning testimony provided firsthand and second-hand accounts of Trump's behaviour earlier and during the Jan. 6 attack. 

"As an American, I was disgusted. It was unpatriotic," Hutchinson testified astir the events of Jan. 6. "It was un-American. We were watching the Capitol gathering get defaced implicit a lie. And it was thing that was truly hard successful that infinitesimal to digest knowing what I'd been proceeding down the hallway successful the conversations that were happening." 

The hearings sought to necktie Trump himself to the coordination of the onslaught and shed airy connected alleged plans devised by him and members of his interior ellipse designed to overturn the 2020 elections results. 

Other witnesses included Trump's erstwhile lawman lawyer wide Richard Donoghue, erstwhile Justice Department lawyer Steve Engel, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, Georgia election idiosyncratic Wandrea "Shaye" Moss, Capitol constabulary serviceman Caroline Edwards and documentary filmmaker Nick Quested, who was embedded with the Proud Boys connected Jan. 6. 

After the earlier hearings, a missive from the Department of Homeland Security inspector wide revealed that the watchdog bureau had asked for  substance messages from the U.S. Secret Service betwixt Jan. 5-6, and had recovered retired that thousands had been deleted — according to the agency, arsenic portion of a instrumentality replacement program. The Secret Service said it launched a "criminal" probe into the matter.

CBS News confirmed connected Tuesday from 2 sources briefed connected the probe that successful compliance with the DHS Inspector General's request, U.S. Secret Service handed implicit the cellphones of 2 twelve agents progressive successful the agency's effect to the Jan. 6, 2021 riot astatine the Capitol.  These are the aforesaid 2 twelve agents whose substance messages were subpoenaed by the inspector wide and the House Jan. 6 committee.

Since the past proceeding was held connected July 16, the committee said it has had conversations with the Justice Department astir a strategy allegedly cooked up by Trump's allies to enactment guardant alternate electors supporting him successful 7 battleground states that President Biden won.

The committee has interviewed much than 1,000 radical and issued much than 100 subpoenas since its instauration past year. They besides are inactive speaking to witnesses. A lawyer for blimpish activistic Ginni Thomas, the woman of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, confirmed Wednesday that she volition conscionable with them. 

If Republicans instrumentality power of the House aft the November election, it is apt the committee volition beryllium disbanded. Thompson told reporters earlier this period that the committee volition "sunset" astatine the extremity of the year.

Jeff Pegues, Nikole Killion and Nicole Sganga contributed to this report.

  2:34 PM Stone calls it "categorically false" that helium knew successful beforehand astir Jan. 6 attack

A root acquainted with the committee's plans confirmed to CBS News that the proceeding is expected to diagnostic clips from an upcoming documentary connected Roger Stone, an state of erstwhile President Donald Trump. The root said the filmmaker provided the sheet with a full of 14 clips from the documentary, which was changeable implicit a three-year period. The documentary, "A Storm Foretold," is expected to beryllium released aboriginal this year.   

In a connection to CBS News, Stone said helium challenged the "accuracy and the authenticity of these videos and judge they person been manipulated and selectively edited." Stone called it "categorically false" that helium "knew successful beforehand about, participated successful oregon condoned immoderate amerciable activity" connected Jan. 6. 

"The excerpts you provided beneath beryllium nothing, surely they bash not beryllium I had thing to bash with the events of Jan. 6. That being said, it intelligibly shows I advocated for lawful legislature and judicial options," helium said. 

— Jeff Pegues, Nikole Killion