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J6 Committee Creates Road Map to Trying Trump

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When the January 6th select committee was first breathed into existence, they were happy to make a great many assurances to the American people, hoping to assuage our fears that they would be wasting our time with another Trump-focused hullabaloo akin to the “RussiaGate” ruse.

Spoiler alert:  It became exactly that.

Not only did the committee seem to focus almost entirely on the former President’s already-adjudicated and acquitted “incitement” of the events of January 6th, 2021, they kicked several Republicans off of the “investigation” due to their contrary beliefs.

Now, unsurprisingly, they’ve released a report that reads like a road map to trying the former President.

The congressional panel probing the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol released its final report late on Thursday, outlining its case that former U.S. President Donald Trump should face criminal charges of inciting the deadly riot.

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The House of Representatives Select Committee also made public the transcripts of a number of its interviews and witness testimonies earlier on Thursday and on Wednesday.

The report, which runs to more than 800 pages, is based on nearly 1,200 interviews over 18 months and hundreds of thousands of documents, as well as the rulings of more than 60 federal and state courts.

The suggestions were blunt, but also rather partisan.

The report lists 17 specific findings, discusses the legal implications of actions by Trump and some of his associates and includes criminal referrals to the Justice Department of Trump and other individuals, according to an executive summary released earlier this week. It report also lists legislative recommendations to help avert another such attack.

On Monday, the committee asked federal prosecutors to charge the Republican former president with four crimes, including obstruction and insurrection, for what they said were efforts to overturn results of the November 2020 election and sparking the attack on the seat of government.

“Rather than honor his constitutional obligation to ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed,’ President Trump instead plotted to overturn the election outcome,” the House panel had said earlier in a 160-page summary of its report.

The GOP members who were originally kicked off of the J6 committee released their own report in recent days, detailing the massive security failures at the Capitol that allowed the “insurrection” to proceed.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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