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Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., arrives for the Select Committee to Investigate the January sixth Attack on america Capitol fifth hearing to present previously unseen material and listen to witness testimony in Cannon Constructing, on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

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The House Jan. 6 select committee’s next public hearing will reveal latest material about former President Donald Trump’s plans and the way much he knew concerning the Capitol riot, one in every of the panel’s members said Tuesday.

The committee’s ninth public hearing will touch on the “close ties between people in Trump world and a few of these extremist groups,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., said in a CNN interview.

But “that is not the one thing the hearing will likely be about,” Lofgren said. “We will be going through, really a few of what we have already found, but augmenting with latest material that we have discovered through our work throughout this summer.”

That involves specializing in Trump’s intentions, she said, including “what he knew, what he did, what others did.”

“I do think that it can be price watching,” Lofgren said. “There’s some latest material that, you already know, I discovered as we got into it, pretty surprising.”

The hearing is ready for 1 p.m. ET on Thursday. It was originally scheduled for late last month, but on the eve of the hearing the committee leaders opted to delay it, citing the most important hurricane bearing down on Florida on the time.

Later that very same week, the committee interviewed Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, for about 3.5 hours. Thomas, who goes by Ginni, had reportedly pushed Trump administration officials and others to attempt to challenge President Joe Biden’s electoral victory in 2020.

Thomas was not videotaped during her interview with the committee, Lofgren said over the weekend in an MSNBC interview. It’s unclear if Ginni Thomas’ testimony will feature in Thursday’s hearing.

Asked to be more specific concerning the alleged ties between “Trump world” and the extremist groups, Lofgren said, “Let’s just say that the mob was led by some extremist groups, they plotted upfront what they were going to do, and people individuals were known to people within the Trump orbit.”

The committee is investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, when a violent mob of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. The rebellion forced lawmakers to flee their chambers and temporarily stopped them from confirming President Joe Biden’s victory over Trump within the 2020 election.

The committee also faces an end-of-the-year deadline to submit a final report back to the president and Congress containing its findings. That report will include beneficial policy changes to make U.S. elections safer in the long run, Lofgren told CNN on Tuesday.

Before the hearing was postponed on Sept. 27, NBC News reported that the panel was expected to point out clips of Roger Stone, a longtime political operative and confidant of Trump’s, talking about difficult the 2020 election results.

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