Thursday’s January 6 committee hearing will begin at 1pm ET. CNN will be streaming it live and providing context and analysis. Follow along here.

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CNN has obtained a statement from retired federal judge J. Michael Luttig, a Republican who is testifying at Thursday’s January 6 committee hearing. Luttig will provide a sharp condemnation of former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election, saying Trump and his allies “instigated” a war on democracy “so that he could cling to power.”

Luttig outlined in his statement how close he believed democracy came to the brink.

Read the statement: