The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 insurrection released its final report, accusing Donald Trump of a “multiple-person conspiracy” to thwart the will of the people and subvert democracy. In 845 pages, a comprehensive overview of the bipartisan panel’s findings on how former President Donald Trump and his allies sought to overturn the 2020 presidential election. What emerges is a portrait of Trump as one of the most damaging presidents in American history.
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Its publication comes just three days after the committee unanimously filed four criminal complaints against Trump in its last session for his role in the insurrection that began with his false claims about a stolen election and ended with the siege of the mob at the Capitol. It was the first time in American history that Congress had taken such action against a former president.
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The report — based on more than 1,000 interviews and over a million documents, including emails, texts, phone records and a year-and-a-half investigation — concludes that Trump “oversaw” the legally dubious effort to file false voter lists in seven states in which he lost and that he actively worked to “transmit false Electoral College ballots to Congress and the National Archives” despite concerns among his lawyers that doing so might be illegal.
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The report presents an in-depth and detailed account of Trump’s effort to reverse Joe Biden’s defeat in the 2020 presidential election and what the think tank says was responsible for a violent insurrection by his supporters. “The root cause of January 6 was one man, former President Donald Trump, who was followed by many others,” the document’s summary reads. “None of the events of January 6 would have happened without him.”
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In unanimously adopting the report, the committee also recommended a congressional ethics investigation of House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other House members for refusing congressional requests for information about their interactions with Trump before , during and after the bloody assault.