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8 revelations from Day 3 of the Jan. 6 committee hearings
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8 revelations from Day 3 of the Jan. 6 committee hearings

The third day of the House Jan. 6 select committee's public hearings featured dramatic testimony from former Vice President Mike Pence's chief counsel, Greg Jacob, who testified about the pressure applied by then-President Donald Trump and lawyer John Eastman to overturn the 2020 election results on Jan. 6 during the joint session of Congress. Eastman, Jacob said, argued there was legal and historical precedent for Pence to do so and proposed two avenues. Jacob recalled the first would entail rejecting electoral votes "outright," which Eastman said would be the more "aggressive option" and less politically palatable. The other possibility Eastman floated was that Pence could suspend the congressional proceedings, then issue a demand to disputed states to have their legislatures ree...