The January 6th Committee Releases List of Criminal Referrals to Department of Justice
After more than a year of investigating the individuals involved in masterminding and executing the plot to overturn the 2020 election, the January 6th Committee will be making a series of criminal referrals to the Department of Justice. The DOJ will decide whether or not to prosecute.
Who Likely Committed Crimes & What Did They Do?
President Donald Trump
Created a pressure campaign against local and state officials to overturn the 2020 election and “find” enough votes to declare him the winner. The Committee proposed that the DOJ charge Trump with: 18 U.S.C. 2383, insurrection; 18 U.S.C. 1512(c), obstruction of an official proceeding; and 18 U.S.C. 371, conspiracy to defraud the United States government.
Chesebro played a central part in developing the idea of having Trump supporters pretend to be electors from states won by Joseph R. Biden Jr., then claiming that Vice President Mike Pence had the power to cite the purported existence of rival slates to delay counting or to discard real Electoral College votes.
The January 6 Committee also referred four of its fellow Members of the U.S. House of Representatives for official censure and investigation by the House Ethics Committee.
All of the Members refused a lawful subpoena to testify before the Committee on their knowledge of the events surrounding the Jan 6 attack. Some also made false claims or sought to impede the work of the bi-partisan Jan 6 Committee.
The members referred for censure and investigation are: