Jan. 6 panel postpones hearing with former Justice Department officials

House committee members arrive for Monday’s hearing about the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
(Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol has postponed a hearing that was to feature Trump-era Justice Department officials.

The hearing had been set for Wednesday, but the committee on Tuesday morning said that it had been postponed. It did not give a reason or a new date for the hearing.

The next hearing is set to take place on Thursday.

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The witnesses at Wednesday’s hearing were to include Jeffrey Rosen, who was the acting attorney general at the time of the Capitol insurrection, as well as two other former top officials, Richard Donoghue and Steven Engel. Lawyers for all three men did not immediately return messages seeking comment.


They were expected to testify about a tense Jan. 3, 2021, meeting at the White House in which then-President Trump weighed whether to replace Rosen with a lower-ranking official, Jeffrey Clark, who had expressed a willingness to champion Trump’s bogus claims of voting fraud. Trump abandoned the idea when multiple Justice Department and White House lawyers told him that they would resign if that happened.