Jan. 6 committee hoping to issue interim report by summer: report
The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is aiming to release an interim report on its findings some time during the summer, according to sources who spoke to The Washington Post.
According to the Post, committee staffers are discussing a possible timeline in which an interim report is released in the summer and a final report would be released before the November elections.
“We want to tell it from start to finish over a series of weeks, where we can bring out the best witnesses in a way that makes the most sense,” a senior committee aide told the Post. “Our legacy piece and final product will be the select committee’s report.”
Another committee aide told the newspaper that another interim report or a full report could be released in the fall.
Earlier this month, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the committee chairman, told CNN, “We don’t have a specific date” when it came to public hearings.
“But we’ll have some rolling hearings that will go on a good bit. It will be a non-traditional type of hearing,” said Thompson.
Sources told the Post that a rough timeline would have public hearings begin during the winter and go on into spring.
The committee signaled an escalation of its investigation earlier this week when it indicated that it plans on investigating potential criminal wrongdoings by former President Trump and possibly referring him to the Department of Justice if compelling evidence is found.
One senior aide told the Post that they believe Trump did a “pretty masterful job of exploiting millions of Americans.”
“So there are some big, big-picture items that go well beyond the events of [Jan. 6] that the committee is also grappling with,” they said.
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