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Almost two years after the murder January 6 uprising At the U.S. Capitol, the Democratic-led House of Representatives committee investigating the attack will release its full report Wednesday afternoon.
The release of the report will take place two days after the board members organize Final business hearing Monday, where they introduced former President Donald Trump to the Justice Department on four criminal offensesincluding assisting, helping, or consoling those involved in an uprising.
The committee also referred four Republican House members – Kevin McCarthy of California, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and Andy Biggs of Arizona – to the House Ethics Committee for non-compliance with subpoenas. court.
One in brief of the report was also released on Monday, which included the panel’s key findings and evidence regarding the criminal referral.
What else will appear in the full report?
The full report, expected to be eight chapters long, will include additional evidence, along with detailed descriptions of a plan promoted by Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results. It will also feature quotes from more than 1,000 interviews the committee members conducted during their 18-month investigation.
But the release scheduled for Wednesday won’t be the last we hear from the panel.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chair of the committee, told reporters that transcripts of the non-sensitive interviews they conducted would be released between now and the end of the year, when the committee formally adjours. work.
What happens now that the commission has finished its investigation?
The committee referred Trump to the Department of Justice on four counts: obstruction of a formal proceeding; conspiracy to defraud the United States; conspiracy to perjure; and conspire to defraud the United States by assisting, aiding, or consoling those involved in an insurgency.
Whether the Justice Department will take any action is unclear. Since Trump announced another presidential run, the DOJ has appointed Special Advisor Jack Smith to lead the department’s investigation into the former president.
It’s unclear whether the committee’s recommendation of House members to the ethics committee will make progress – although it’s likely they’ve hit a wall as Republicans prepare to take control of the House. hospital in the new year.
In a statement released Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., praised the committee’s work, but did not specify what she sees as the next step to nominating the four members. House of Commons.
“The committee has reached important conclusions about the evidence it has developed, and I respect those findings. Our founders have made it clear that, in the United States of America, no one stands above the law. This fundamental principle remains unequivocally true and justice must be done,” Pelosi said.
One thing to watch for, however, are the legislative recommendations in the report about measures Congress could enact to help avoid another riot on January 6.
An up-to-date invoice Electoral Vote Counting Act It has bipartisan support and has been attached to an aggregate spending bill that will be passed by Congress in the coming days.