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Key witnesses likely to testify in the upcoming January 6 committee hearings. See the list.

Then-White House legislative affairs director Marc Short (L) and Vice President Mike Pence in the Rose Garden at the White House on June 6, 2018 in Washington, DC.

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  • The January 6 committee plans to put key witnesses on the stand during its public hearings.
  • Key testimony is expected from Trump administration officials and those present at the Capitol.
  • Likely witnesses include Capitol Police officers, Justice Department officials and riot embeds.

The select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack has interviewed nearly 1,000 people since it converged about a year ago. The panel is now set to start public hearings related to its investigation and is expected to call some of its key witnesses to testify in what is expected to be a widely-viewed series of events.

The witnesses are expected to provide the most compelling testimony during the public hearings set to kick off at 8 pm on Thursday. Although the full list of witnesses has not yet been made public January 6 committee staff have confirmed the names of those scheduled to testify Thursday night.  This story will be updated as new information becomes available.

Pat Cipollone, former Trump White House counselWhite House Counsel Pat Cipollone (R) waits for the beginning of a cabinet meeting in the East Room of the White House on May 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day President Trump met with members of the Senate GOP.Former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone.

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Cipollone was one of former President Donald Trump’s top legal advisors on January 6, 2021. Cipollone is reportedly in talks with the January 6 committee to publicly testify about last year’s Capitol riot and would focus on discussing Jeffrey Clark, a former top Justice Department official who reportedly used his powers to try and aid Trump in overturning the 2020 election.

Richard Donoghue, former Department of Justice officialUS Attorney General for the Eastern District of New York Richard Donoghue addresses reporters from behind a podium during a press conference in New York.US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Richard Donoghue.

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Donoghue was serving as Trump’s acting deputy attorney general on January 6, 2021. CNN reported that Donoghue jotted down notes about a call he was on during which Trump tried pressuring him and Rosen to overturn the 2020 election results. 

Caroline Edwards, Capitol Police officer

Edwards was one of the congressional police officers who confronted the violent mob of Trump supporters as they swarmed the Capitol building on January 6, 2021. The New York Times reported that she was thrown to the ground, blinded with chemical spray, and suffered a concussion during the hours-long ordeal. January 6 committee staff have confirmed that Edwards will testify on Thursday, June 9. 

Steve Engel, former Department of Justice attorney

Engel was an attorney in Trump’s Department of Justice on January 6, 2021. ABC News reported that January 6 committee members want to work him into a panel that would include former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, and Donoghue,  the former acting deputy attorney general.

Cassidy Hutchinson, Trump White House aide

Hutchinson worked for then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on January 6, 2021.  She’s reportedly been interviewed for more than 20 hours and has provided “extensive information about Meadows’s activities in trying to overturn the election.”

Greg Jacob, former Mike Pence general counsel

Jacob is reportedly on the short list of pre-vetted testimony for the public hearings. Jacobs is one of the people then-Trump attorney John Eastman blamed for the January 6 violence.

“The ‘siege’ is because YOU and your boss did not do what was necessary to allow this to be aired in a public way so that the American people can see for themselves what happened,” Eastman wrote to Jacob during the attack, according to The Washington Post. 

Michael Luttig, conservative attorney and former judge

Luttig is a conservative lawyer and former appeals court judge who advised then-Vice President Mike Pence during Trump’s attempt to overturn the election, The Washington Post reported.

Nick Quested, British filmmaker who documented the Proud BoysFilmmaker Nick Quested accepts the Courage Under Fire Award at the 33rd Annual IDA Documentary Awards at Paramount Theatre on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.Nick Quested on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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The British documentarian had been following the Trump-supporting Proud Boys in the months leading up to January 6, 2021, and was likely privy to planning conversations involving alleged rioter Enrique Torrio, the New York Times reported. The Department of Justice charged Torrio with seditious conspiracy on Monday. January 6 committee staff have confirmed that Quested will testify on Thursday, June 9. 

Jeff Rosen, former acting attorney generalJeff Rosen DOJFormer acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen.

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Rosen was serving as Trump’s acting attorney general on January 6, 2021. He spoke to the committee in October 2021 about ideas Trump and those who supported false claims about the 2020 election kicked around in order to try and overturn the results.

Marc Short, former Mike Pence chief of staffMarc Short, former chief of staff to Vice President Mike PenceMarc Short.

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Short was Pence’s chief of staff on January 6, 2021. Short warned the Secret Service that Trump was about to publicly attack his boss the day before the January 6 insurrection.

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