The committee was going to hold at least two more hearings in July, one of which was going to focus on the relationship between Trump and domestic extremists like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, and the other was going to focus on the fact that Trump didn't act when violent supporters rampaged

The schedule was subject to change as new evidence emerged and the panel had originally intended to hold roughly a half-dozen public hearings in June. Even though it is ramping up its hearings, the select panel has kept its investigative work going.

Capitol Hill was a hive of activity after the Tuesday hearing plan was made public. Committee aides and members were tight-lipped about the substance of the hearing but were clear that it was scheduled with extreme haste and interrupted what many of them had planned to be.

Alex was subpoenaed by the select panel for his recordings and testimony and met with investigators on Thursday. The panel sent a letter to Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, asking for her testimony after evidence emerged she had exchanged emails with a Trump supporter.

A spokesman for the attorney general wouldn't comment.

Dozens of lawsuits from Trump allies and other witnesses are being fought by the committee. The House is not in session until mid-July.

The hearings have been focused on Trump. The panel described a seven part effort by the former president to overturn the election.

The hearings focused on how the Justice Department and the Trump campaign discredited false voter fraud claims even as the president kept repeating them, as well as how Trump built a campaign around pressuring Pence to overturn the 2020 election.

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