Matthew Forbes Pottinger, the former Deputy National Security Advisor of the U.S., and Sarah Matthews, the former Deputy Press Secretary for Donald Trump, will appear for testimony at House Select Panel’s high-profile hearing on July 21, according to multiple sources familiar having knowledge of the matter.
According to the media reports, Matthews, who served as the former White House advisor until resigning in the aftermath of the 6th JAN deadly Capitol insurrection, was anticipated to appear for testimony publicly. After her resignation, Sarah Matthews said at the time that she was honored to serve in Donald J. Trump’s government but was highly distressed by the unfortunate happening. Matthews added their country a peaceful transition of power.
In addition, Matthew Pottinger resigned on Jan.6 afternoon in response to the former President’s reaction to his followers attacking Capitol Hill, according to a person close to the former U.S. Marine Corps officer Pottinger confirmed to Cable News Network at the time of stepping down.
BREAKING: Deputy nat sec adviser Matt Pottinger resigned Wednesday afternoon. Pottinger among WH officials dismayed by protesters’ attack and Trump’s role in inciting violence. Pottinger had intended to resign election day, regardless of outcome, but stayed at O’Brien’s request.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 7, 2021
The immediate resignation of both Trump officials after the Capitol riot obstructed the Congressional certification of Mr. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.’s win in the Presidential election, 2020.
However, a spokesperson for the Capitol attack inquiry panel hasn’t provided any statement. And a spokesperson for Matthew Pottinger declined CNN’s request for remarks.
Furthermore, according to the media, the general public has now heard live testimony from at least twelve witnesses and seen videos from the recorded interviews of over three dozen others, including Donald Trump family members, former government officials, Trump’s legal team members, and Republican officials from crucial swing states.
Capitol Attack inquiry panel’s hearing on July 21 will be the second prime-time session of the House Select Committee, an effort to maximize audience engagement, and the members of the panel have said that it will inspect the former President’s inaction for three hours and seven minutes while the deadly Capitol insurrection was unfolding.
Congresswoman Elaine Luria, who is serving Virginia’s 2nd District, a Democrat, will be leading the hearing on July 21 with Congressman Adam Kinzinger, who is serving Illinois’ 16th District, a Republican, told the media that the congressional panel will go through nearly every single minute the former US leader’s movements. Elaine Luria told CNN’s chief political correspondent, Dana Ruth Bash, that Mr. Trump was idle to actually stop his followers from attacking Capitol Hill.