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VIDEO: The House Select Committee’s hearings on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, day 3

The Jan. 6 committee plunged into former President Donald Trump’s last-ditch effort to salvage the 2020 election by pressuring then Vice President Mike Pence to reject the electoral count. Gripping new evidence also detailed how the mob that stormed the Capitol that day came within 40 feet of where Pence and his team were sheltering, highlighting the danger Trump had put him in.

Thursday's witnesses dissected a strategy Trump embraced from conservative law professor John Eastman to have Pence refuse to certify Joe Biden’s election victory in a Jan. 6 joint session of Congress. The testimony came from Pence's counsel, Greg Jacob, and a retired federal judge, Michael Luttig, who called the Eastman plan “incorrect at every turn.”

Separately, the committee chairman said the panel will ask for an interview with Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the conservative-activist wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Read a recap of the hearing from NPR: Thursday's hearing focused on Trump's pressure on Pence to reject electoral votes

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