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Inside the Jan. 6 Hearings With Jamie Raskin: A Times Virtual Event

On Jan. 6, 2021, a mob of supporters of President Donald J. Trump stormed the Capitol, disrupting the counting of electoral votes to confirm Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory in the 2020 election in a violent rampage that threatened to thwart the peaceful transfer of power. Now, through public hearings, a House select committee investigating the roots of the attack is sharing its findings about the events of that day and the monthslong campaign by Mr. Trump and his allies to overturn his defeat.

After nearly a year of work and several days of hearings, what has the Jan. 6 committee accomplished?

Join The New York Times online to share your questions with Representative Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland and a member of the committee, and our reporters covering the panel’s work. The reporters Luke Broadwater and Alan Feuer will join the host Julie Hirschfeld Davis, congressional editor at The Times.

Hear about the findings that surprised even the committee’s own members, and get a preview of what’s to come.

Mr. Raskin is set to lead an upcoming hearing on what the investigation has uncovered about the violent extremist groups that took part in the assault, which he has called “an attempted coup wrapped inside a violent riot wrapped inside some cosmetic protests on the outside.”

The inquiry also has a profoundly personal dimension for Mr. Raskin. One day before the attack, Mr. Raskin buried his 25-year-old son, Tommy, who died by suicide. The next day, he found himself hiding on the House floor as Mr. Trump’s supporters tried to burst in amid their violent siege on the building. Within hours, he was drafting an article of impeachment against Mr. Trump, and the next week, he managed the prosecution of the president on a charge of incitement of insurrection.

As the nation sorts through the implications of the deadliest attack on the Capitol in centuries, the committee’s work is crucial to documenting a pivotal moment in the nation’s history, understanding the threats to American democracy and informing the struggle to preserve it.