The official report and findings of the bipartisan Congressional investigation into the January 6 attack on the Capitol, and Donald Trump’s related coup conspiracies to overthrow the election, with an originally reported foreword by attorney and MSNBC anchor Ari Melber.
This official edition of the House Report breaks ground with new evidence, analysis, and primary sources, including quotes from newly released interviews. Only the entire, authoritative report—now a historical document—can capture the full range of plots that have been exposed over time, from the violent attack on January 6 to related efforts revealed months after the insurrection.
This is the only edition featuring an additional, independent, and newly reported foreword by a journalist and attorney with a front row seat to the committee’s work, MSNBC anchor Ari Melber. The Emmy-Award winning reporter has interviewed key players from members of the Committee to planners of the Jan. 6 rally (now cooperating witnesses) to Trump White House aide Peter Navarro (now indicted for defying the probe).
Melber’s contribution reveals that former President Trump’s plots comprised a continuous coup conspiracy, rather than planning for a “single day.” He exposes how that effort ranged from lawsuits to elector fraud to blatantly illegal efforts to overturn votes. In chilling detail, he shows how that process might have engineered a technical effort to “override” the election on the floor of Congress—an essential map, and warning, for those who wish to protect democracy. If the warnings are ignored, the failed coup may become a rehearsal.
This report is not only a vital document in modern American history, it can also inform efforts to protect the future of American democracy. As a matter of justice, bipartisanship, and even patriotism, this report may very well become essential reading for people intent on facing the next potential coup with a commitment to facts, accountability, and democracy.
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About the Author
Ari Melber is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, evening news anchor, writer and attorney. He anchors “The Beat with Ari Melber“ on MSNBC, serves as the network’s Chief Legal Correspondent, and is a legal analyst for NBC News. Melber received a 2016 Emmy Award for his reporting on the Supreme Court, and was nominated for a 2020 Emmy for an “Outstanding Live Interview,” featuring four witnesses in the Mueller probe. He has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Politico and other publications. Melber received a J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. He previously practiced First Amendment law and is a member of the New York Bar.