It was expected that the January 6 Committee would publish at least part of its final report on Monday, including its executive summary as well as eight chapters. The complete report is around 1,000 pages.
The aim of the exercise was to do whatever the committee members could do to harm former President Donald Trump's presidential record, hoping this would aid them in the midterm elections. However, the Republicans were able to win the House, and Trump declared that he would be running for president in 2024. This means they didn't achieve their primary goals. They'll probably try to make a criminal referral against Trump and others, and it will be interesting to see what evidence they use to prove it since they haven't provided any evidence yet to show that Trump was in any way guilty of a crime.
Most Americans opposed the partisan exercise. They reacted negatively to it, and the majority of them didn't even bother to watch the televised show, which didn’t change their opinions about January 6. The Committee did not have any members appointed by Republicans, and members didn't permit any defense from Trump and/or any rebuttals. It was composed of individuals selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), including two disgustingly Trump-hating Republicans, Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). The entire document was inherently flawed from the beginning.
But it is important to note that the Committee will not be the only ones to release a report. Republicans are expected to release their report from their own committee, which is composed of Republican appointees whom Pelosi rejected, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). They'll challenge that Democratic report and concentrate on the actual issues regarding security's shortcomings in contrast to the solely political campaign to bring down Trump, in which the Democrats are involved. They'll be calling the “official” report the Democratic propaganda that it is.
According to Axios:
“The Republicans probed the Capitol Police and FBI’s intelligence gathering and dissemination, as well as the insufficient training and equipment given to law enforcement—including by interviewing Capitol Police officers.
“By contrast, Banks claimed, the select committee’s plan to have Trump as the focal point of its report is ‘all about political payback.’
“He said the GOP group will also ‘dive into legislative and policy changes that could be made by the next speaker.’”
Axios covered the Republican committee, implicitly denigrating it and calling it a “shadow committee.” Well, if the “official committee” doesn't have any real representatives who are members of the Republican Party on it and is just pumping out the story that the Democrats were trying to promote and does not allow arguments to be made, then it's not an actual committee. So, they can criticize the Republican committee, but it's the Democratic committee that's flawed.
This is a clear indication of the biases of the media. Axios Communications Manager Jake Wilkins also stated that Republicans weren't able to provide convincing arguments.
To what extent were they required to offer “counterpoints” when all the “official” committee did was show anti-Republican plays? Furthermore, the “counterpoint” was to focus on the concerns about security and not on the political campaign to hurt Trump. The Democrats will release their findings, and, when they're done, that drama train will end. In its final stage, it'll be an unstoppable train crash.