Day five of Capitol attacks hearings

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WASHINGTON (WHEC and NBC News) — The fifth day of the House committee’s hearings on the Capitol attacks started at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

The fifth hearing focused on the Justice Department leaders that threatened to resign if then-President Donald Trump appointed staff to spread his false claims of election fraud. You can watch the hearing live here.

Three former senior Justice Department officials who rebuffed Trump at the time testified: Jeffrey Rosen, the acting attorney general; Richard Donoghue, the acting deputy attorney general; and Steven Engel, who led the department’s Office of Legal Counsel.

All three took part in an Oval Office meeting on Jan. 3, 2021 — three days before the attack on the Capitol — in which Trump considered ousting Rosen and replacing him with Jeffrey Clark, an environmental official at the department.

You can read more at NBC News.