Since January 6, 2020, the January 6 committee in Congress has been working on its inquiry into the activities at the Capitol that day. No charges have been brought against former president Donald Trump for the deeds of a few that day in the two protracted years of this probe.
On January 6, Washington was crowded with people who had come to protest peacefully the election results because they believed the procedure was defective. “Peaceful protest” is a defining characteristic of our constitutional system. Then-President Trump publicly urged the gathering to behave peacefully. Trump has repeatedly accused the House Select Committee of conducting a “witch hunt” against him, denied any wrongdoing in connection with the events of that day, and promoted the idea that the 2020 election was rigged as a result of widespread voter fraud. Although it has never been demonstrated, some argue those assertions are untrue.
The committee’s inquiry, which aims to hold the Republican president accountable while ignoring other unlawful actions by Democrats, has come up empty.
“HOW CAN THE JANUARY 6TH UNSELECT COMMITTEE MAKE CRIMINAL REFERRALS WHEN THEY HAVEN’T SPOKEN ABOUT, OR STUDIED, THOSE THAT RIGGED THE 2020 ELECTION, THE TROOPS NOT BEING BROUGHT IN BY PELOSI, OR NOW, THE ELECTION FRAUD DETERMINATIVELY REVEALED BY TWITTER? THESE ARE THE REAL CRIMINALS!!!” on Sunday, Trump posted to Truth Social.
The committee now appears to have a report to present to the public as a result of Elon Musk’s recent release of the files at Twitter that are shattering the theory of election meddling and the suggestion that there is more to be disclosed on the subject. Late December has historically been a low-key month for Congress, with the leaders taking time off to spend the holidays in their home states. However, it appears that this Christmas, the lawmakers on the Jan. 6 committee are prepared to release their report right before the holiday.
This timing seems well calculated, especially in light of the fact that the inquiry has been ongoing for the past two years.
After numerous high-profile live broadcast presentations, evidence gathered through subpoenas, and witness testimony, the panel looking into the circumstances leading up to the Capitol riots in 2021 will submit its final findings on December 21.
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It is widely expected the report will also contain recommendations that the Department of Justice (DoJ) charge a number of people over the January 6 attack and the attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. As well as Trump, who is alleged to have incited the riot and then alleged to have taken no action to stop the violence, the panel is reported to be weighing up whether to recommend that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Trump lawyers John Eastman and Rudy Giuliani, as well as former DoJ official Jeffrey Clark, also face prosecution, reported CNN.
Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson has said the House Select Committee will discuss whether to make criminal referrals to the DoJ. CONTINUE READING…