The House Seelect committee relased it’s final report ….
The reports points its finger squarly at ex-President Donald Trump….
They join others who suggest the Justice Dept. use the 14th Amendment based on a charge of ‘insurection’ to keep the ex-President from another term….
Declaring that the central cause of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol was “one man,” the House committee investigating the assault delivered its final report on Thursday, setting out in extensive detail how President Donald J. Trump had carried out what it called “a multipart plan to overturn the 2020 presidential election” and offering recommendations for steps to assure nothing like it could happen again.
The release of the full report was the culmination of the panel’s 18-month inquiry and came three days after the committee voted on Monday to formally accuse Mr. Trump of inciting insurrection, conspiracy to defraud the United States, obstruction of an act of Congress and one other federal crime as it referred him to the Justice Department for potential prosecution. While the referrals do not compel federal prosecutors to take any action, they sent a powerful signal that Congress believes the former president committed crimes.
“The work of the select committee underscores that our democratic institutions are only as strong as the commitment of those who are entrusted with their care,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote in a foreword to the report.
The committee had already released the report’s executive summary, a lawyerly, 154-page narrative of Mr. Trump’s relentless drive to remain in power after he lost the 2020 election by seven million votes. The summary identified co-conspirators who aided Mr. Trump, but it said the evidence pointed to one straightforward conclusion: “The central cause of Jan. 6 was one man, former President Donald Trump.”….
Among committee recommendations include a possible overhaul of the Insurrection Act and strengthening the enforcement of the 14th Amendment’s ban on insurrectionists holding office. The panel also said Congress should consider passing legislation to bolster its subpoena power and increase penalties against those who threaten election workers….
….Ms. Cheney focused her remarks on her long-stated goal: ensuring Mr. Trump never gets near the reins of power again.
“No man who would behave that way at that moment in time can ever serve in any position of authority in our nation again,” Ms. Cheney wrote of Mr. Trump’s actions on Jan. 6. “He is unfit for any office.”….
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