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Report Leaks Detailing What Jan. 6 Committee’s Final Report May Look Like

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The House Democrat-led January 6th committee is planning to release its final “report” on the unrest that took place at the U.S. Capitol following the 2020 election. Sources spoke to Politico about the “chapter list” that will be in the report, which will be released before Republicans take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in early January.

“The committee members are expected to formally approve the report at a Dec. 21 public meeting of the panel described by Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). Lawmakers will be able to propose final edits before the draft is expected to be sent to the Government Publishing Office for printing later this week. The final report, according to those briefed on it, will have eight chapters that align closely with the evidence the panel unveiled during its public hearings in June and July,” the report stated.

Below are the supposed “chapters” of the final report:

–Trump’s effort to sow distrust in the results of the election

–Trump’s pressure on state governments or legislatures to overturn victories by Joe Biden

–Trump campaign efforts to send pro-Trump electors to Washington from states won by Biden

–Trump’s push to deploy the Justice Department in service of his election scheme

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–The pressure campaign by Trump and his lawyers against then-Vice President Mike Pence

–Trump’s effort to summon supporters to Washington who later fueled the Jan. 6 mob

–The 187 minutes during which Trump refused to tell rioters to leave the Capitol

–An analysis of the attack on the Capitol

Mississippi Democrat Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the committee, told reporters last week that the panel has not yet narrowed down the individuals who may be referred to the DOJ.

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When a reporter asked Thompson if he believed any witnesses perjured themselves when they testified before the committee, he said, “that’s part of the discussion.”

The committee’s probe is nearing its end before Republicans take control of the U.S. House in January.

Now, some after venting frustration with outgoing Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, who has drawn anger from staffers working for the House Committee for her insistence on going after former President Donald Trump.

According to the Washington Post, at least 15 current and former staffers for the committee have said they believe the Wyoming Republican is working behind the scenes to ensure that the final report focuses primarily on former President Donald Trump at the expense of other important information.

“We all came from prestigious jobs, dropping what we were doing because we were told this would be an important fact-finding investigation that would inform the public,” a former staffer told the outlet. “But when [the committee] became a Cheney 2024 campaign, many of us became discouraged.”

Jeremy Adler, a spokesman for Cheney, said the lawmaker, who was beaten in an August primary by now Rep.-elect Harriet Hageman, said his boss was merely attempting to protect the integrity of the panel’s work by eliminating “liberal bias” and narratives that otherwise tainted the investigative work done by the committee as well as a draft report.

“Donald Trump is the first president in American history to attempt to overturn an election and prevent the peaceful transfer of power,” Adler told WaPo in a statement. “So, damn right, Liz is ‘prioritizing’ understanding what he did and how he did it and ensuring it never happens again.”

“Some staff have submitted subpar material for the report that reflects long-held liberal biases about federal law enforcement, Republicans, and sociological issues outside the scope of the Select Committee’s work,” Adler continued. “She won’t sign onto any ‘narrative’ that suggests Republicans are inherently racist or smears men and women in law enforcement, or suggests every American who believes God has blessed America is a white supremacist.”

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