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HomeBreaking NewsHouse Jan. 6 committee releases final report on probe into Capitol attack

House Jan. 6 committee releases final report on probe into Capitol attack

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After nine public hearings and interviews with hundreds of witnesses, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has released its final report.

Jan. 6 committee Chairman Bennie Thompson had initially said the committee would be releasing the voluminous final report Wednesday, but the panel released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying the report’s release would be delayed until Thursday.

Instead, the committee on Wednesday released the interview transcripts of 34 witnesses who were interviewed as part of the sprawling 17-month probe.

Among those witnesses whose testimony was released were former President Donald Trump’s one-time national security adviser Michael Flynn, Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes, Infowars host Alex Jones, onetime Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone, and Trump-backed attorneys John Eastman and Jenna Ellis.

Most of the transcripts contained responses from the witnesses invoking their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

The committee on Monday released a 160-page summary with an overview of its findings, which identified former President Donald Trump as the “central cause” of the Jan. 6 attack.

The panel said it would make multiple criminal referrals to the Department of Justice on at least four charges against Trump in connection to his actions surrounding the riot at the Capitol.

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021.

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After nine public hearings and interviews with hundreds of witnesses, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has released its final report. Instead, the committee on Wednesday released the interview transcripts of 34 witnesses who were interviewed as part of the sprawling 17-month probe. The committee on Monday released a 160-page summary with an overview of its findings, which identified former President Donald Trump as the "central cause" of the Jan. 6 attack.

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