The House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol announced it will meet Monday for a business meeting ahead of the release of its much-anticipated year-end report as it wraps up its nearly 18-month investigation. . .
The panel, which will disband shortly after completing its report and under a Republican-controlled House in the new year, is expected to release its report next week after a 1 p.m. Monday meeting, where it will be formally adopted.
With the announcement, it’s unclear if the meeting will function in a similar way to the many public hearings the committee has held before. Its last public meeting in October, where the committee took the bold step of voting to subpoena former President Donald Trump, was also billed as a “business meeting,” giving the panel the ability to vote on “further action.” research”.
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Questions have circulated in recent weeks about whether and how the committee will make a criminal referral for the former president, or others,. Such a move would be largely symbolic, especially with a Justice Department investigation already underway. And the committee can be just as effective with its widely anticipated year-end report which, like its many hearings, will likely argue that Trump and others close to him committed crimes in their effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi saying reporters Tuesday that the panel would release its final report to the public on December 21. others have indicated that the report be published even sooner. And announcements about criminal references are expected to come during Monday’s meeting.
The meeting will take place in the newly renamed Speaker Pelosi Caucus Room, after Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, a member of the January 6 caucus, introduced a resolution to designate the room as such following Pelosi’s announcement that she will leave The charge. of her decades-long leadership in the new Congress.