3 takeaways from the January 6 hearings day 3
Committee members argued that this shows Trump's corrupt intentions, and could lay the groundwork for a potential indictment.
The point of highlighting this on Thursday was to lay the blame for the violence at Trump's feet.
But over the last year and a half, many Republicans have shied away from blaming Trump, and the committee hopes to change that.
The panel played video from Herschmann's deposition where he described a conversation with Eastman about his claims that the vice president could overturn the election in Congress.
"Vice President Pence was a focus of the violent attack," said committee member Rep. Pete Aguilar, a California Democrat.
Trump then began to turn on his vice president in his public remarks, stirring up his supporters' anger.
Even after the riot at the Capitol, Eastman was still pursuing efforts to block the election result, the committee revealed.
Eastman's actions in many ways mirrored those of Trump, who also refused to accept Pence's rejection and lashed out at his vice president in his speech and on Twitter.
The committee said Eastman made the request to Giuliani, Trump's former attorney, in an email.
The star of Thursday's hearing was not in the roomOne person noticeably absent on Thursday was the star of the hearing himself: the former vice president.
Retired judge and and informal advisor to Vice President Mike Pence, J. Michael Luttig, testifies during the hearing in Washington, DC.
Jacob said Trump's plan was "antithetical to everything in our democracy" and would've thrown the nation into an unprecedented constitutional crisis."