WASHINGTON — The House committee that has spent nearly a year investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and the events that led up to it will hold a public hearing Thursday evening to begin setting out its findings.
Over the past 11 months, the committee has interviewed hundreds of witnesses and pored over thousands of hours of video footage and more than 100,000 pages of documents.
The hearing, which will be televised in prime time, is the first in a series that will run throughout June.
Here is a guide to following the hearing and what to expect.
What will the hearing cover?
Committee leaders have indicated that the focus Thursday will be on presenting a complete timeline of the riot, beginning with the 2020 election and extending through the riot itself and its aftermath.
Democrats involved in the investigation have said the evidence they present will connect the dots between the monthslong campaign that former President Donald Trump and his allies waged to discredit the outcome of the election and the effort by rioters on Jan. 6 to disrupt the congressional certification of the results.
The hearing is also expected to highlight the role of the Proud Boys, the far-right group whose members played a critical role in the storming of the Capitol. The witnesses at the session are expected to include a documentary filmmaker who was embedded with the group in the run-up to Jan. 6 and a Capitol Police officer who was injured at the start of the violence.
Future hearings this month are expected to focus on other issues, such as the effort by Trump to install a loyalist atop the Justice Department, the pressure campaign on Vice President Mike Pence to prevent Congress from certifying the Electoral College count and the way Trump encouraged supporters — including far-right and militia groups — to come to Washington for the rally on Jan. 6 that immediately preceded the attack.
The hearings will be led by committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who has broken with her party’s leadership by seeking to hold Trump accountable for the effort to overturn the election.
When will the next hearing be?
The committee’s next hearing is scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. The panel has yet to announce dates and times for subsequent sessions, but it is expected to hold two more next week and others the following week.
Video will again be available at nytimes.com.
The committee plans to release its final report in September, before the midterm elections.