Jan 6 hearing live stream and analysis

The select committee on Jan. 6 released unprecedented footage from Fort McNair, the D.C.-area Army base where congressional leaders sought refuge during the uprising and struggled to respond to the crisis.

Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, said at the hearing that the footage shows how Trump administration officials and congressional leaders worked around then-President Donald Trump to put down the riot he had instigated.

The footage shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, then-Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other top officials working the phones and coordinating with Trump cabinet members and other officials to secure the resources needed to contain the uprising and secure the Capitol.

The tapes also showed two phone calls between Pelosi and then-Vice President Mike Pence, who assumed an impromptu leadership role on Jan. 6 and coordinated the emergency response.

The new footage showed Schumer dressing down then-Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen. During their heated phone call, Schumer implored Rosen to intervene directly with Trump and tell Trump to cut off the mob. During the call, Pelosi told Rosen that the pro-Trump rioters are “breaking the law … at the behest of the President of the United States.”

“The concern we have for personal safety trumps everything,” Pelosi told Rosen.

Pelosi is seen on the phone with then-Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, discussing sending the state’s National Guard to the Capitol.

During the hearing, the panel labeled the footage as showing lawmakers at an “undisclosed location.” It has been public knowledge since January 6, 2021 that senior congressional leaders from both parties sought refuge at Fort McNair, an Army base in DC, while the Capitol was overrun.

Cover note: CNN has obtained additional footage from Fort McNair that was not shown by the committee.

The exclusive footage will be shown on CNN Thursday night at 20 ET during a special edition of “Anderson Cooper 360°.” The footage shows congressional leaders, after evacuating the Capitol, gathered at Fort McNair, working the phones, trying to figure out what was going on at the flooded Capitol and begging for help as they frantically fought to quell the uprising.

Watch the new footage of congressional leaders on their way to refuge on January 6:

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