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Republicans Panic As 1/6 Committee Says It Expects To Have Interim Report By Summer

The House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol insurrection plans to release an interim report on their findings by as soon as next summer, according to a senior aide who spoke with the Washington Post.

The Post reports:

“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. Our legacy piece and final product will be the select committee’s report.”

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who serves on the 1/6 committee, told CNN:

“I think we will want to for the hearings tell the whole story. Security at the Capitol, the intelligence leading up to the attacks, lack of intelligence, the role of social media, the former President’s role, the role of those around him, and tell it in an era fashion so the public knows exactly what’s going on.”

The next step in the hearings will be ones open to the public, which could be incredibly damaging for Republicans in the leadup to the 2022 midterm elections. The GOP is hoping to take control of the House and Senate, but revelations from the Jan. 6 committee could make voters less willing to cast a ballot for members of the party if they were involved in the attack on the Capitol.

Failed, one-term former President Donald Trump is said to be on the verge of a “meltdown” as he contemplates being referred to the Justice Department for his role in the Capitol riots, with Hugo Lowell of The Guardian noting:

“It’s increasingly becoming more likely because they are looking at criminal referrals for the former president. They’re still looking at Bannon and they’re still looking at Giuliani and [John] Eastman. These are the guys at the Willard that Trump called up on Jan. 5 and sought advice. There were multiple war rooms. There is one with Eastman, Giuliani, and Bannon and there was a separate one is where people like [Michael] Flynn and Roger Stone and Alex Jones. There was, like, a massive operation happening at the Willard.”

Lowell then added this regarding Trump:

“They spoke to [Mark] Meadows, he ultimately decided not to cooperate, and he did provide a trove of documents and communication and text messages which we have only seen a sliver of, and those are already quite damming, and Trump is in a bit of a meltdown, from what we understand, down in Mar-A-Lago.”

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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