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The Ukraine war live updates: Russian drone attack takes out power supplies in Kyiv; Ruble tumbles

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Rep. Bennie Thompson gaveled in the committee’s final meeting shortly after 1 p.m., recapping the committee’s efforts.

“To cast a vote in the United States is an act of faith and hope,” Thompson said. “When we drop that ballot in the ballot box, we expect the people named on that ballot are going to uphold their end of the deal. The winner swears an oath and upholds it. Those who come up short ultimately accept the result and abide by the rule of law. That faith in our system is the foundation of American democracy. If the faith is broken, so is our democracy. Donald Trump broke that faith. He lost the 2020 election and knew it. But he chose to try to stay in office through a multi-part scheme to overturn the results and block the transfer of power.”

Thompson said they expect their final report to be filed with the Clerk of the House and made public later this week, along with the rest of non-sensitive transcripts and documents by the end of the year.

“This committee is nearing the end of its work,” Thompson continued. “But as a country, we remain in strange and uncharted waters. We’ve never had a President of the United States stir up a violent attempt to block the transfer of power. I believe, nearly two years later, this is still a time of reflection and reckoning.”

Thompson said the committee will lay out final recommendations in its final report on how to avoid another such event. That report will describe a “roadmap to justice,” he said.

Still, Thompson said the most important piece of preventing a similar incident is “accountability,” as the committee votes on criminal referrals.

New audio files obtained by CBS News reveal how a congressional investigator pushed retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser to former President Donald Trump, to testify about his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and questioned Flynn about whether he pressured military and intelligence officials to assist him with that endeavor.

The audio files are the latest window into the work of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol and its attempt to learn more about the extent of Flynn’s contacts with defense and intelligence officials.

Flynn’s activity has long been a point of interest for the committee, according to two people familiar with the Jan. 6 panel who were not authorized to speak publicly, and it has probed witnesses about whether Flynn pressured people working inside the government as he supported Trump on the outside.

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