Live updates; The January 6 committee holds its final public meeting
Investigator Selection Committee January 6, 2021expected to be announced it will refer to at least three criminal charges against Former President Donald Trump to the Justice Department, according to a source familiar with the matter.
- Obstructing a formal proceeding
- Conspiracy to defraud the federal government
The committee’s final recommendations could include proposed additional fees for Trump, according to the source. Referral recommendations will be presented at a committee meeting on Monday, and the final report will provide justification from the panel’s investigation into the proposed charges.
The impact of the House referral may still be unclear as the Justice Department special counsel’s investigation examined Trump in the expanded investigation on January 6. But beyond the criminal referrals. Committee Chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson told reporters that the panel could make five to six other types of referrals, such as ethics referrals to the House Ethics Committee, bar discipline referrals. and introduce campaign finance.
More about fees: Charge proposals are under review obstructing a formal proceeding and conspiring to defraud the federal government accusations made by the selected committee against Trump and his election attorney John Eastman in an earlier trial that sought Eastman’s emails. A judge agreed with the House, finding that they were able to access Eastman’s emails about his 2020 election work for Trump because the pair were likely planning to defraud the United States and corrupt. engaged in a conspiracy to obstruct Congress, according to the proceedings of that court.
The guardian is first to report regarding the committee’s review of the allegations.
Steven Cheung, a Trump spokesman, criticized the committee in a statement that the “Kangaroo court” had held “trials of Never Trump party members who are a stain on the country’s history. this.”
Representative Zoe Lofgren, a member of the committee, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Friday that the panel was “very careful in drafting these recommendations and aligning them with the facts that we have discovered.” appear.”
“We spent a lot of time not only on the final pieces of code and proposals, but also on the events – and I think that is really important when we discuss anything we are going to do. do and we will vote. up there, that people understand the truth behind our conclusions,” the California Democrat said on “The Lead.”
The Department of Justice has primarily focused on criminal acts related to violence, because of obstruction of congressional proceedings and, in limited cases, on conspiracy to sedition, when charging defendants in connection with the crime. regarding the attack on the US Capitol.