A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attacks said in its final report that Congress would allow Donald Trump to hold future offices to incite a violent mob to storm the U.S. Capitol. should consider prohibiting
Fully released late Thursday, 845 page report It is the culmination of an exhaustive 18-month congressional investigation into the riots and the former president’s central role in them.
The deadly attack is the end result of an effort devised and steered by Trump to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election and block the transfer of power, the commission said. It pressured countless government officials, from campaign staff to Vice President Mike Pence, to refuse to certify the results. And when political pressure failed, he summoned a mob to the Capitol and told them to “fight like hell.”
“Former President Donald Trump was one of the main culprits on January 6, followed by many others,” the report’s executive summary says. “Without him, the events of January 6th would not have happened.”
The commission announced Monday that it is asking the Justice Department to: Trump charged with four counts: Obstruction of formal proceedings. Conspiracy to defraud the United States; Conspiracy to make false statements; Instigating, supporting, or assisting insurrection;
The panel also interviewed some of his supporters, including former White House attorney John Eastman, former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and attorneys Jeffrey Clarke and Kenneth Chesebro. voted to refer criminal charges against
In its long-awaited report, the commission said anyone who “sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution” and subsequently rebelled on January 6 could be disqualified and barred from holding public office. He said he thinks there is. It also recommends that Congress consider “creating a formal mechanism” to assess whether individuals named in the report should be barred from state and federal governments.
The commission made a total of 11 recommendations, including calling on federal agencies to address the threat of white supremacists and violent anti-government extremist groups. The panel also recommended that lawyers involved in Trump’s efforts to overturn the election face disciplinary action and increased penalties for intimidation of those involved in the election process.