In connection with the release of the 845-page document, the chairman of the special committee, Benny Thompson (D-Mississippi), said that former President Donald Trump “decided to try to stay in office through a multi-part scheme, cancel the election results and block the transfer of power,” reports TASS.
“The available evidence leads us to a compelling and unequivocal conclusion: the root cause of the events of January 6 was one person: Donald Trump, who was followed by many,” the report says.
The main outcome of the committee’s work was a recommendation to the Justice Department to file four criminal charges against former President Donald Trump, notes RIA Novosti.
Recall that on January 6, 2021, on the eve of lawmakers’ approval of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election, supporters of then-President Donald Trump gathered in Washington. They advanced towards the Congress, broke the police lines and entered the legislative building. Then five people died. The estimated amount of damage to the Capitol building and its interior was estimated at $1.5 million. In the United States, hundreds of people have been charged with organizing riots on Capitol Hill.