Committee January 6 will issue preliminary report in the summer of 2022

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The House’s select committee, which is investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, is set to release a preliminary report on the results by the summer of next year.

First reported by The Washington Post, the actions signal further investigative measures against allies of former President Trump and his administration as the 2022 midterm elections approach rapidly.

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Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Speaks while rep.  Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Rep.  Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., And rep.  Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Listens to a committee meeting on Capitol Hill on December 1, 2021 in Washington, DC

Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Speaks while rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., And rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Listens to a committee meeting on Capitol Hill on December 1, 2021 in Washington, DC
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The Post reported that the committee “plans to begin holding public hearings in the new year to tell the story of the uprising from start to finish, while preparing a comprehensive interim report on its results for the summer.”

In addition, the committee is considering whether to propose legislative measures to “help prevent valid election results from being overturned in the future.”

The panel, made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans, has interviewed the testimonies of more than 300 witnesses and obtained more than 35,000 pages of records. The committee has also announced more than 50 subpoenas, many of which were defied.

Rep.  Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., And Chairman Rep.  Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Arrives at the first committee hearing in Parliament on the January 6 attack.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., And Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Arrives at the first committee hearing in Parliament on the January 6 attack.
(AP Photo / Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Earlier this month, the committee voted 9-0 to recommend the former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for prosecuting criminal contempt for Congress after he refused to testify before the panel.

In November, a federal grand jury charged former senior Trump adviser Steve Bannon with two instances of contempt for Congress. Bannon was charged after failing to appear for a deposit before the committee on Jan. 6, as well as for failing to hand over requested documents in light of the committee’s subpoena, according to the Justice Department.

Chairman Rep.  Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., And Rep.  Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Along with other committee members, speaks to the media after a hearing by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., And Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Along with other committee members, speaks to the media after a hearing by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
(Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, which was summoned by the committee in November, filed a lawsuit last week with a view to a temporary stay and a temporary ban on the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and the House Committee January 6th. This request was denied by Florida District Judge Mary Scriven.

Fox News’ Jon Brown contributed to this article.

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