The House 6 Committee will release its full report: NPR

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol uprising is expected to release its final report Wednesday afternoon. The commission on Monday referred former President Donald Trump for four criminal charges.

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The House 6 Committee will release its full report: NPR

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol uprising is expected to release its final report Wednesday afternoon. The commission on Monday referred former President Donald Trump for four criminal charges.

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Nearly two years after the deadly Jan. 6 uprising at the Capitol, the Democrat-led House of Representatives committee investigating the attack will release its full report Wednesday afternoon.

The release of the report would come two days after panelists held their final corporate hearing on Monday, where they referred former President Donald Trump to the Justice Department on four criminal charges, including assisting, aiding or comforting those involved in an uprising .

The committee also referred four members of the Republican House — Kevin McCarthy of California, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, and Andy Biggs of Arizona — to the House Ethics Committee for subpoena failures.

A summary of the report was also released on Monday, detailing the panel’s key findings and evidence related to the criminal references.

What else is highlighted in the full report?

The full report, expected to be eight chapters long, will include additional evidence along with detailed descriptions of the plan pushed by Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results. It will also include quotes from the more than 1,000 interviews the committee members conducted over the course of their 18-month investigation.

But Wednesday’s expected release won’t be the last we hear from the panel.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., who chairs the committee, told reporters that transcripts of non-sensitive interviews they conducted will be released between now and the end of the year, when the panel officially sets.

What happens now that the committee has completed its investigation?

The committee referred Trump to the Justice Department on four charges: obstruction of official proceedings; conspiracy to defraud the United States; conspiracy to make a false statement; and conspiracy to defraud the US by assisting, aiding, or comforting those involved in an insurgency.

It is unclear whether the Ministry of Justice will take action. Since Trump announced a new candidacy for president, the DOJ has appointed special counsel Jack Smith to lead the department’s investigation into the former president.

Whether the committee will refer House members to the ethics committee is also unclear — though it’s likely they’ll hit a wall as Republicans will take control of the House in the new year.

In a statement released Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., praised the committee’s work but did not outline what she sees as next steps for the four House members’ referrals.

“The commission reached important conclusions about the evidence it developed, and I respect those findings. Our founders made it clear that in the United States of America no one is above the law. This basic principle remains unequivocally true and justice must be done said Pelosi.

One thing to watch out for, though, are the legislative recommendations in the report for actions Congress can take to help prevent another January 6 uprising.

A bill updating the Electoral Count Act is bipartisan and added to the omnibus spending bill that will pass Congress in the coming days.

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