January 6 Committee Expected to Criminally Refer Trump to Justice Department


The January 6 Committee will vote on Monday whether to criminally refer Trump to the Justice Department.

“The January 6 committee plans to issue at least three criminal charges against Trump, including obstructing an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the government, and inciting or assisting an insurrection” NBC News reported.

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It will ultimately be up to US Attorney General Merrick Garland whether or not to charge Trump.

NBC News reported:

The House Jan. 6 committee met Sunday to finalize its plans to issue at least three criminal referrals for former President Donald Trump, NBC News has learned exclusively.

The committee, gathering publicly Monday, is expected to vote on referrals asking the Justice Department to pursue at least three criminal charges against Trump related to the Capitol riot: obstructing an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the government and inciting or assisting an insurrection.

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said in part during the meeting overheard by NBC News that he believed referrals were “warranted.” A source familiar with the committee’s plans told NBC News about the meeting and its location in the Capitol complex.

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