Audibly Speaking: Listening to History
An Audio Narration of Chapter One, “The Big Lie,” from the January 6 Report of the House Select Committee on the Attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021
The January 6th report by the Select Committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the US Capitol was published December 22nd, 2022. The document consists of eight chapters of more than 800 pages, documenting President Donald Trump’s attempt to thwart the will of the people by overturning the election of 2020 with lies plots, frivolous legal claims, and even the orchestration of mob violence. Never before had a president stood in the way of the legal certification of an election in blatant disregard for the commands of the Constitution. When lies did not work and spurious legal fiction failed, Trump tried to shut down the transition to a dually elected new administration by brute force, waging war against an independent branch of the federal government.
To say that he disregarded his oath of office to make sure that the laws were faithfully executed is to state the obvious.
The January 6th report is a fast moving document and a devastating indictment. Still, it is a dense document and a PDF that will not be read by millions of Americans more than will have the time and technology to read it. Many Americans cannot read it for various reasons, including disability.
This audio recording is a narration of Chapter One only “The Big Lie,” For those who cannot read the free pdf at House.gov or who prefer to listen rather than read. This narration does not include a reading of the footnotes.Please refer to the published document for these.
Every word of Chapter One is included. This document is in the public domain. My name is Richard Reiman. Depending on the number of clicks or downloads, I may record more chapters. Remember, there are eight chapters in all, and this is only the first of them. I heartily recommend that all who can do so read all eight chapters. Download the free report from House.gov and read the full report.
Lastly, a disclaimer: Because this Report includes quotations by some who participated in the Big Lie, it includes offensive language at times.
And so click on the link below to listen to Chapter One of the Report By the House Select committee on the Attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.