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January 6 committee to hold public hearings and release findings in 2022: report

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January 6 committee to hold public hearings and release findings in 2022: report

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The House committee investigating the Jan.6 attack on Capitol Hill that left five dead and hundreds of police injured will escalate in 2022, according to a new report.

The committee plans to hold public hearings next year before releasing a report detailing all the events of the riot from start to finish, The Washington Post first reported on Monday.

A collaborator on the committee also confirmed to CNN that the House plans to release its first findings by the summer and a final report by fall 2022, just in time for the midterm elections. The committee hopes to get the information before the November election, which could see the investigation shut down if Republicans return to the House.

Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) Told CNN earlier this month that the public hearings would “tell the whole story” of the attack on Capitol Hill.

“I think we will want [public hearings] to tell the whole story, ”Schiff said. “Security on Capitol Hill, the intelligence that led to the attacks, the lack of intelligence, the role of social media, the role of the former president, the role of those around him, and saying it the way an era so the public will know exactly what’s going on at. “

A senior committee official told the Washington Post that part of the investigation will focus on how former President Donald Trump managed to convince so many of his supporters that the election was stolen despite the lack of supporting evidence.

“I think Trump and his team have done a pretty masterful job exploiting millions of Americans,” the unnamed aide told the publication. “How do you get so many people to screw up like this?” And keep screwing them up? To the right? And what do we do about it? “

The committee has previously subpoenaed major players in Trump’s orbit, including former White House strategist Steve Bannon, who was indicted by Congress last month for his refusal to comply with the subpoena. Former national security adviser and QAnon supporter Michael Flynn was denied a restraining order earlier this month against the House committee investigating his potential involvement in the attack on Capitol Hill. And Trump himself has failed to stop the committee from probing its own files.

The committee will also decide whether the criminal charges should be referred to the Justice Department based on what the investigative panel finds.

Read the full report on the Washington Post.


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