PoliticsThursday 06.09.22

PREVIEW of January 6th Hearings By Former 1/6 Committee Member Denver Riggleman | Hell & High Water

John Heilemann talks with Denver Riggleman, former Republican congressman from Virginia, and, until recently, January 6th committee staffer. Heilemann and Riggleman preview the forthcoming hearings of the House Select Committee on January 6th; the staggering scope of what the committee has learned since its inception (including the explosive text messages to and from former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, which Riggleman helped uncover) about the involvement of Donald Trump and his inner circle in the attempt to overturn the 2020 election; and Riggleman’s assessment of the case for bringing criminal charges against former president Trump for his role in the 1/6 insurrection. Tune in to the full episode to hear about the part Q-Anon played in ending Riggleman’s career in Congress, the centrality of conspiracy theories to the identity of today’s GOP, and strange tale of how Riggleman’s interest in Bigfoot became part of his public profile.

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