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Jan. 6 Latest: GOP House Members Sought Pardons, Panel Hears

A transcript of a phone call between former U.S. President Donald Trump and Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's secretary of state, appears on a monitor during a hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 21. 

A transcript of a phone call between former U.S. President Donald Trump and Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's secretary of state, appears on a monitor during a hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 21. 

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The Jan. 6 committee resumed its public hearings Thursday with a focus on Donald Trump’s attempts to pressure top Justice Department officials to provide support for his claims of election fraud in battleground states that Joe Biden won.

The hearing featured first-hand accounts of a tense behind-the-scenes drama that culminated in an hours-long Sunday evening showdown in the Oval Office three days before the attack on the Capitol. Witnesses testifying live include Jeff Rosen, then the acting attorney general, and Richard Donoghue, then the acting deputy attorney general. Steven Engel, who headed the department’s Office of Legal Counsel, also is testifying.