Jan. 6 Committee Approves Criminal Referrals Against Trump

  • Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has announced that “there is more than sufficient evidence” to issue criminal referrals asking the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges against Trump, Eastman “and others” for conspiring to defraud the U.S.
  • Raskin said the committee is making a referral for Trump and others who made “materially false statements” to the federal government “knowingly and willfully.”
  • Raskin said the committee will also refer Trump under a U.S. criminal code for inciting, assisting, or engaging in insurrection against the United States and giving “aid or comfort” to an insurrection.
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