The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol has been releasing a near-daily dribble of interview transcripts this week, shedding light on avenues of inquiry big and small during its lengthy investigation.
They include assertions by a White House aide that former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows burned documents in his office fireplace, former Fox host Kimberly Guilfoyle’s speaking-fee demands, and a white nationalist pleading the Fifth Amendment in response to a question about whether women should have the right to vote.
The House committee’s investigation report – which runs more than 800 pages – concluded Trump was to blame for the rioting that interrupted and sought to upend the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. The committee recommended the Department of Justice consider criminal charges against Trump.
“The central cause of January 6th was one man, former President Donald Trump, whom many others followed,” the committee report said. “None of the events of January 6th would have happened without him.”
That report was based on the committee’s 18-month investigation and interviews of roughly 1,000 people. Here’s the latest:
House Jan. 6 committee releases more transcripts from its investigation into former President Trump’s role in 2021 Capitol insurrection
The Jan. 6 House select committee investigating former President Donald Trump’s role in the 2021 Capitol riot released another tranche of deposition interview transcripts on Thursday, including Donald Trump Jr., his fiancé Kimberly Guilfoyle, White House aide Stephen Miller and other members of Trump’s inner circle.
The committee also released transcripts of interviews with some Trump figures who turned against him, including former White House communications officials Stephanie Grisham and Alyssa Farah Griffin. It also made public transcripts of its interviews with law enforcement officials, including the FBI’s David Bowdich and Steven Sund of the Capitol Police.
The committee is racing to release as many transcripts as possible of the approximately 1,000 interviews it conducted during its 18-month investigation because it will be dissolved once the new Republican-led House takes office on Jan. 3. It published its 845-page report, last week just before Christmas.