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Jan. 6 House panel eyes interim report by summer of 2022

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The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol is aiming to release an interim report in the summer of 2022 and a final report in the fall, a source familiar with the investigation said on Tuesday.

The timetable, first reported by the Washington Post, would allow the committee to release findings before the November 2022 congressional elections. Republicans, who generally oppose the Select Committee’s work, are currently favored to reclaim control of the U.S. House of Representatives in that election, which would allow them to end the panel’s work.

The House’s Jan. 6 Select Committee is investigating the causes of the events.

Democrats are hung up on the fact that Trump said, during a speech, that he would never concede the Nov. 3 election and used the phrase fight like hell” before they went to the Capitol to protest.

The committee has issued more than 50 subpoenas and heard from more than 300 witnesses in its investigation of the mostly peaceful protest.

The panel has been working mostly behind closed doors, typical fashion for Democrats, but its leaders have said they plan to hold public hearings in the months ahead. Just in time to use it as political weapons against Republicans prior to the 2022 elections. 

(Reporting by Jan Wolfe in Boston; Editing by Mark Porter and Wolf Daily Newsdesk)

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