Trump gets a whipping 

The January 6 committee today charged former President Donald Trump with inciting an insurrection by obstructing an official proceeding, defrauding the United States, marking false statements, and assisting an insurrection. 

Bennie Thompson, the committee chairman, said during today’s meeting that he has “every confidence that the work of this committee will help provide a road map to justice, and that the agencies and institutions responsible for ensuring justice under the law will use the information we’ve provided to aid in their work.â€

After the panel’s meeting, Thompson said that he supports the panel’s decision to refer Trump to the Department of Justice, adding that the decision is “clear,” and that he is “convinced” that the department will ultimately charge Trump. 

“That evidence has led to an overriding and straight-forward conclusion: the central cause of January 6th was one man, former President Donald Trump, whom many others followed,†the committee writes in a summary of its final report released on Monday. “None of the events of January 6th would have happened without him,†Thompson said.

The report summarizes its 18-month investigation. 

The committee released an executive summary of its report, and it plans to release the full report on Wednesday, as well as transcripts of committee interviews.  

Chairman Thompson and Louis Stokes, the chairman of the committees to investigate the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy (1963) and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968), have had high-profile roles following turbulence in the nation that could have torn the country apart.

Stokes, who is now dead, was from Ohio and Thompson is a native of Mississippi.