Final report from Jan. 6 committee expected to be released on Dec. 21

The final report from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will be released on Dec. 21, according to Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the chairman of the committee.

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The United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack will hold a “formal presentation,” before releasing the report, Thompson said.

Thompson said he expects the panel to make criminal referrals but that members were still weighing who the referrals will target.

Thompson told reporters earlier in the week that the report is quite lengthy.

The report is expected to include information that hasn’t been made public during the previous hearings, and it will be posted online, Thompson said.

“I would like to see our report be as broad and inclusive as possible,” committee member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. , said.

“We are discussing as a committee among the members what belongs in the body of the report, what belongs in the appendices of the report, what is beyond the scope of our investigation, and we’ll reach those decisions in a collaborative manner,” Schiff told CNN.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, told Thompson in a letter last week, “to preserve all records and transcripts of testimony taken during your investigation.”

He said the incoming GOP majority intends to hold hearings into why the Capitol complex wasn’t secure on Jan. 6.

Americans, McCarthy said in the letter, “are owed all the information you gathered — not merely the information that comports with your political agenda. … The American people have a right to know that the allegations you have made are supported by the facts and to be able to view the transcripts with an eye toward encouraged enforcement of 18 USC 1001.”

McCarthy was subpoenaed by the panel, but did not testify.

According to Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., the report will include information about security at the Capitol on that day.

“There’s been some assertion that the committee is not going to, you know, produce information about the security failures. That’s just simply not true,” Cheney said.

“It’ll be a comprehensive report. And in terms of sort of the disposition of the documents and the records, obviously, we’ll be bound by House rules in that regard,” she added.

“There have been a number of materials that have been shared with the committee that include law enforcement-sensitive information that, you know, obviously those will have to be very cautious about our responsibility with respect to those,” Cheney said.

Former President Donald Trump, was subpoenaed by the panel in October. He has not cooperated with the committee.