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Report of the Commission of 6-January | Trump was ‘the main cause’ of the Capitol storming

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(Washington) Donald Trump should never be able to hold new public office after inciting his supporters to an insurrection, concludes the final report of the American congressional commission of inquiry into the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, published in the night from Thursday to Friday.

The conclusion of this 845-page document is followed by a list of recommendations aimed at ensuring that the attack on the seat of American democracy, which the former Republican president is accused of having orchestrated to prevent the transfer of power to his Democratic opponent Joe Biden after his victory in the 2020 presidential election, never repeats.

“Our country cannot allow a defeated president to turn into a tyrant seeking to overthrow our democratic institutions. [et] to sow violence,” said Bennie Thompson, head of the Commission, in the introduction to the report.

The minutes urge legislation to ensure that Donald Trump, a new 2024 candidate, and anyone who engages in an “insurrection” be barred from holding public office, whether “federal or state, civil or military “.

The culmination of 18 months of investigation, during which elected officials interviewed a thousand people, examined a mountain of documents and held high-profile public hearings, the report establishes that the Republican billionaire was “the main cause” of the events of 6 -January.


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The January 6 Commission was made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans.

The nine members of the Commission – seven Democrats and two Republicans – thus recommended on Monday that criminal proceedings be launched against the former president, for calling for insurrection, conspiracy against the American State, obstruction of official process (of certification of a presidential ballot) and false declarations.

They also called for reforms to election laws, federal action against extremist groups, and classification of Congressional certification of presidential elections as a “national special security event,” like the State of the Nation address. ‘Union, delivered annually by the President of the United States before Congress.

The publication of this report constitutes the last blow of brilliance of the commission of inquiry before its dissolution in January when the Republicans, who are in great majority opposed to this investigation, will take control of the House of Representatives.

Bennie Thompson said he was “convinced” Monday on CNN that the Department of Justice, which began to receive elements and evidence from the parliamentary investigation, would indict Donald Trump. “No one, including a former president, is above the law,” he said.

Donald Trump, who has called the congressional investigation a “witch hunt” and its members “social cases” and “thugs”, must also face criminal and civil investigations into his financial affairs in New York and the electoral pressure he exerted in Georgia to try to overturn the 2020 election.



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