Live updates; The January 6 committee holds its final public meeting

The U.S. Capitol is seen on Monday, December 19.
The U.S. Capitol is seen on Monday, December 19. (Matt Rourke/AP)

House Select Committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, will be held soon its last public meetingmarks the end of an extensive investigation that spanned more than 17 months, including more than 1,000 interviews and culminating in allegations that former President Donald Trump and his closest allies sought to overthrow 2020 presidential election and prevent a peaceful transfer of power.

Through blockbuster hearings, interviews with some of the former president’s closest allies, and court battles to release documents, the committee sought to tell the definitive narrative of what happened before and on January 6.

On Monday, members are expected to vote on its final report – which spans hundreds of pages and summarizes its key findings, to be released to the public on Wednesday – as well as presentation introduce crime it plans to make the Department of Justice. This meeting will be the panel’s final message to the public, and members are seeking to end on a strong note.

The charges the panel is considering asking the DOJ to pursue include multiple charges against Trump, such as obstruction of a formal proceeding and conspiracy to defraud the federal government, a source familiar with the matter said. familiar with the matter told CNN.

The recommendations are in line with the charges brought by the House selection committee against Trump and his election attorney. John Eastman in an earlier trial to search for Eastman’s emails.

The final House report could include proposed additional charges for Trump, according to the source. It will provide justification from the commission’s investigation into the proposed charges.

The panel is considering criminal referrals for at least four individuals in addition to Trump, CNN reported: former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Eastman, former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark and former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.

Representative Jamie Raskin listens during a House selection committee hearing on October 13 in Washington, DC.
Representative Jamie Raskin listens during a House selection committee hearing on October 13 in Washington, DC. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Democratic Representative Jamie Raskin of Maryland, who led the January 6 subcommittee tasked with presenting recommendations on criminal referrals to the full panel, recently said that “the The most serious crime under the constitutional provisions is conspiring to overthrow a presidential election and bypassing the constitutional order. . Dependent on all of that is a wide range of statutory offenses, supporting the gravity and extent of that violent attack on America.”

Raskin, along with Democrats Adam Schiff and Zoe Lofgren, both of California, and the vice president of the panel, Republican Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, formed the subcommittee tasked with providing The full panel of recommendation proposals will be adopted on Monday.


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