December 14, 2022

The Jan. 6th committee did an amazing job against overwhelming odds and lack of cooperation, and now it's all in Jack Smith's hands. Via CNN:

Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection, told reporters the committee will hold its final public meeting on Monday and that the panel's full report will come out December 21.

Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi, said the committee will approve the panel's final report on December 19 and make announcements about criminal referrals to the Justice Department, but the public will not see the final report until two days later.

Asked about the committee's plans to hold a public meeting on Monday, Thompson said: "We looked at the schedule and it appears we can complete our work a little bit before that," Thompson said of shifting the public meeting earlier next week. "So why not get it to the public?"

The important thing is that they will be making criminal referrals:

Thompson said that in addition to criminal referrals to the Department of Justice, there could be other categories of referrals the committee makes such as ethics referrals to the House Ethics Committee, bar discipline referrals and campaign finance referrals.

Thompson said that when members met on Sunday they did not talk about the number of criminal referrals they talked about the different categories of referrals they wanted to pursue.

Thompson told reporters on Tuesday that Monday’s public meeting will include a presentation and cover the names of people facing criminal and other referrals, as will as the basis for those referrals.

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