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Jan. 6 committee punts release of report to Thursday

The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attacks on the Capitol has postponed the release of its final report, moving the planned release date from Wednesday to Thursday.

“The selection committee now anticipates that the final report has been submitted and will be announced tomorrow,” the committee wrote in a statement Wednesday.

The committee said it was “possible” to release additional records from the panel on Wednesday.

The Panel did not specify the reason for the delay. But the announcement comes hours before Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is scheduled to address a joint session of parliament. I was.

Zelensky will meet with President Biden at the White House on Wednesday, and the two are expected to hold a joint press conference later today.

The House and Senate are also working to pass a funding bill to avoid a government shutdown before Friday’s deadline.

The task force released an executive summary of the report on Monday, outlining the information gathered by the Panel over its year-and-a-half-long investigation. Chapters will be included.

The release of the 154-page document took place at the end of the commission’s final public presentation. In this presentation, members voted to introduce a criminal targeting former President Trump.

The committee recommended that the Justice Department investigate Trump for inciting, aiding, or aiding and comforting the riots. Obstruction of formal proceedings. A conspiracy to defraud the United States and a conspiracy to make false statements.

At Monday’s meeting, the chairman of the committee, Rep. Benny Thompson (D-Miss.), previewed the report.

“[Trump] He lost the 2020 election and knew it, but chose to try for office through a multi-part scheme to reverse the outcome and block the transfer of power. In the end, he summoned the mob to Washington, and knowing they were armed and angry, turned to the Capitol and told them to fight like hell. said Thompson.

“These conclusions helped shape the Commission’s final report,” he added.