The Select Panel to inquire about the Jan. 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol is preparing to build an interactive media presentation and hire high-profile journalists as part of its effort to turn its most secretive work into a thrilling narrative, according to multiple sources familiar with the process. Panel staffers and members are looking to put together the dramatic key video evidence, e-mails, and messages in a digital format that is easy to comprehend and also manageable to share on social media.
According to the sources, the January 6 Committee also wants to compile megahit TV hearings that the general public actually tunes into. Their challenge is: making the public care profoundly, and read several hundreds of pages more, about more than a year-old event, and that majority of US people feel they already know. Moreover, presenting the panel’s information in a wide-ranging and attractive way will be crucial to making a convincing argument for potential legislative amendments as well as criminal referrals.
Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat, told CNN that they do not want it to read like an unhandy panel effort. Instead, they want it to have an author’s style that tells the story of what happened on 6th January 2021. The try to hire a journalist comes as the committee reaches to a new stage of its inquiry.
Reluctant to Tell Exact Timeline
After gathering a lot of information, members of the Select Panel must now determine how much of it to use is building its case to a public still flooded with pictures of demonstrating at the Capitol building but which might not understand the entire efforts to tilt the Presidential election results. The House Select Panel plans to hold a sequence of hearings as soon as May.
Moreover, since 2021, the Jan. 6 panel has been speaking with people involved in the ‘National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon U.S.’ for advice and direction on incorporating its discoveries into a final report.
Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson has told the media the panel could conclude depositions as soon as the First of April. He has been hesitant to put a specific timeline as to when a final report will be ready. Mr. Thompson added it is a moving target and indeed wishes he could tell Americans. He said they’ve some timetables, but when they get ten thousand pages of information that they need to undergo, it moves.