Sunday exhibits preview: Jan. 6 committee releases remaining report, trove of witness transcripts

The Jan. 6 committee’s remaining report and its huge trove of accompanying witness transcripts are more likely to dominate a comparatively quiet Christmas morning on the Sunday discuss exhibits.

The Home choose committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol launched its remaining report on Thursday, simply three days after unveiling a number of legal referrals towards former President Trump for his function within the lethal riot.

The 845-page report, the results of an 18-month lengthy investigation, largely reiterated the argument that the committee offered in a sequence of public hearings earlier this yr — that Trump was on the heart of an unlawful effort to stay in energy regardless of his loss within the 2020 election. 

The report additionally supplied a number of suggestions, together with barring Trump from holding public workplace sooner or later below the riot clause of the 14th Modification, rising Congress’ energy to implement its subpoenas, and reforming the Electoral Rely Act.

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), a member of the Jan. 6 committee, is about to affix CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday to debate the implications of the panel’s findings.

Whereas unprecedented, the committee’s legal referrals for Trump stay largely symbolic, because the Division of Justice (DOJ) just isn’t required to take up congressional committees’ suggestions.

The DOJ can be at present within the midst of conducting its personal investigation into the occasions of Jan. 6, 2021, below the management of just lately appointed particular counsel Jack Smith.

Raskin expressed confidence within the committee’s work in an interview with MSNBC on Friday, noting that they’ve “complete and overwhelming documentary proof” of the costs referred towards Trump.

“We had been, if something, very conservative and really cautious within the prices that we superior,” he added.

The Jan. 6 committee additionally launched transcripts from its interviews with greater than 80 witnesses mixed from Wednesday to Friday. 

Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who served as nationwide safety adviser to former Vice President Mike Pence, and Robert O’Brien, who served as nationwide safety adviser to Trump, each had their depositions launched in Friday’s tranche of transcripts and are set to look on Fox Information Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” this Christmas weekend.

Beneath is the total checklist of visitors scheduled to look on this week’s Sunday discuss exhibits:

ABC’s “This Week” — Preempted by vacation programming

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — seventy fifth anniversary particular

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)

CNN’s “State of the Union” — No program this week

“Fox Information Sunday” — Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York; musician Michael W. Smith; Morrill Worcester, founding father of Wreaths Throughout America

Fox Information Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” — Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, former Nationwide Safety Adviser to Vice President Mike Pence; Robert O’Brien, former Nationwide Safety Adviser; Rep. Burgess Owens (R-Utah); Gary Sinise, actor and founding father of the Gary Sinise Basis; Gordon Hartman, founding father of Morgan’s Wonderland