The House of Representatives’ Jan. 6 selection committee released its long-awaited final report on Thursday with detailed evidence. Edited by a panel related to the deadly attack on the US Capitol.
Important reasons: This report provides the clearest picture yet of what happened before, during and after the outbreak One of the most important events in American history.
What they say: “Our country will open the door to people in our country where a defeated president overthrows democratic institutions, fosters violence, and, as I have seen, hate and bigotry threaten equality and justice. has gone too far for all Americans to be allowed to become successful tyrants,” said panel chair Benny Thompson, D-Miss., in the report’s foreword.
- According to the report, between the November election and the Jan. 6 riots, former President Trump or his aides used “at least 200 apparent public or private outreach, pressure, or denunciations.” Engage in conduct that causes a state legislator or state or local elections official to overturn the results of a state election.”
- “Actions by Donald Trump” were “taken to support multiple conspiracies to overturn the legitimate outcome of the 2020 presidential election,” it said.
Line spacing: A list of 11 recommendations is provided near the end of the January 6 Commission report.
- These include the pursuit of criminal and civil liability for those accused of misconduct in the January 6 report and the use of the 14th Amendment to create a formal mechanism to bar individuals from future offices. This includes asking Congress to create a
Big picture: The report follows a months-long investigation into the Capitol riots and preserves the panel’s findings before Republicans took control of the House next year and the panel dissolved on January 6.
- The committee on Monday voted to refer Trump to the Justice Department on at least four criminal charges, including rioting and obstructing congressional process.
- Also on Wednesday, it released transcripts of the testimony of 34 witnesses, including depositions to former Trump attorney John Eastman and Trump’s Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Clarke.
background: The commission said it planned to release a final report by the end of the year, but the scope of the report and how much it will focus on Trump remains unclear.
Notable: House Republicans are secretly planning to release over 100 pages of their own counterarguments to deem the selection committee’s report partisan.
- A representative for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Axios.
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