The Jan. 6 committee of Democrats and Trump-haters are finally concluding their inquiry into the Capitol events of that day, just as Congress adjourns for the year. In 2023, a new Republican-led House will be inaugurated in, altering the game of finding criminal charges against former President Trump.
Even though the inquiry has been ongoing for two years, the only individuals who have been officially found guilty and charged with any crimes are those who refused to comply with committee subpoenas. The committee decided earlier this year to summon Trump, but he has failed to appear before it. Trump has refused to devote attention to the committee’s objective and has publicly referred to its members as “political thugs” on a “witch hunt.”
Trump just stated, “THE GREATEST WITCH HUNT OF ALL TIME CONTINUES, OVER AND OVER AGAIN, & THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY AREN’T GOING TO TAKE IT MUCH LONGER. A GIANT POLITICAL SCAM!!!
The January 6th committee, established by Democrats to investigate the causes of the riot that halted the certification of the 2020 presidential election, has concentrated on blaming Trump for all events that occurred on that day.
Monday is the last meeting of the year for the committee. It will deliver a report on its findings on Wednesday of the following week, the day before it disbands. Politico reported that the panel members will vote on Monday on whether to propose rebellion, obstruction of an official procedure, and conspiracy to deceive the United States government as accusations against the former president.
According to a report published on Friday, the January 6th committee would ask the Justice Department to seek at least three criminal charges against Donald Trump, including rebellion. According to a report published in October, prosecutors at the Biden Department of Justice feel “there is adequate evidence” to charge Trump in this area, but the group “has not yet issued a formal referral” to Attorney General Merrick Garland, who has the final say.
It appears that a recommendation will be forthcoming, albeit the advice is only an opinion with no legal weight, and Garland is not legally required to consider it. If he were to take action on the opinion, Garland would also need to authorize new investigations or charges.
The panel’s conclusion will be supported by U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta’s February judgment that Trump’s remarks likely incited violence on January 6, 2021. The morning of January 6th, Trump addressed his supporters on the national Ellipse, the area immediately outside the White House. Later in the day, a group purporting to be president supporters marched to the Capitol and stormed into the building, ostensibly to prevent the certification of Biden’s electoral college victory.
According to reports, some of the offenders were not fans of the president, but rather were there to cause problems. These claims have not been thoroughly examined.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The committee says that Trump was pressuring his then-Vice President Mike Pence to throw the election results back to the states in an attempt to overturn the election results. However, strangely, as a key witness, Pence did not testify. A number of other top Trump officials did – including Pence’s chief of staff Marc Short, his daughter Ivanka Trump, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, former Attorney General Bill Barr, and Roger Stone.
The panel will also cite the failed Democrat attempt to impeach Trump. CONTINUE READING…