Next January 6 hearing to focus on warnings of violence leading up to Capitol attack – live

With its reliance on Secret Service documents and focus on how Trump acted before the attack and while it was happening, the January 6 committee appears set on Thursday to dig deeper into subjects that have already produced some of the most alarming revelations from their hearings.

The Secret Service has played an increasingly prominent role in the investigation, after it was revealed the agency deleted all of their text messages from around the time of the attack, blaming it on a pre-planned equipment upgrade. The deletion sparked a federal investigation, and the Post reports that the Secret Service has since turned over more than a million pages of documents to the committee.

In a previous hearing, White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified that staff in the Trump administration were worried that violence could break out on January 6. In one of the most shocking parts of the hearings, she also recounted a Secret Service official telling her Trump lunged for the steering wheel of…

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This article was written by Chris Stein and originally published on www.theguardian.com