Jan 6 Final Report: Central Cause Was One Man – Donald Trump

The final report from the House committee investigating the violent January 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol building declares the central cause of the attack was "one man" - Donald Trump.

The final report from the House committee investigating the violent January 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol building declares the central cause of the attack was “one man.”

“The central cause of Jan. 6 was one man, former President Donald Trump, whom many others followed,” reads the report. “None of the events of Jan. 6 would have happened without him.”

From the New York Times:

It revealed new evidence about Mr. Trump’s conduct, and recommended that Congress consider whether to bar Mr. Trump and his allies from holding office in the future under the 14th Amendment’s ban on insurrectionists.

In addition to its focus on Mr. Trump’s actions, the report went into great detail about a supporting cast of lieutenants who enabled him.

Mark Meadows, his final chief of staff, and the lawyers John Eastman, Rudolph W. Giuliani, Jeffrey Clark and Kenneth Chesebro were named as potential “co-conspirators” in Mr. Trump’s various attempts to cling to power.

The committee’s report documents how Mr. Trump summoned a mob of his supporters to Washington and then did nothing to stop them as they attacked the Capitol for more than three hours.

Related: Trump Calls Jan 6 Invasion “Beautiful Time” With “Loving People”

Read more at the New York Times.