Jan. 6th Committee Proved Case Against Trump, Recommends Criminal Charges and Election Safeguards
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the U.S. House Jan. 6 Select Committee voted on criminal referrals to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) against former President Donald Trump, former Trump lawyer John Eastman, “and others,” and unanimously voted to affirm their final report. The committee will also refer four members of Congress to the House ethics committee for refusing to comply with lawful subpoenas. Lisa Gilbert, executive vice president of Public Citizen and co-chair of the Not Above the Law coalition released the following statement:
“The evidence presented by the bi-partisan January 6th Committee leaves no doubt that Donald Trump engaged in conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, obstructed Congress from an official proceeding (the certification of the election), engaged in conspiracy to make false statements, and incited, assisted, and aided an insurrection.
“The committee did a masterful job laying out mountains of evidence obtained by non-partisan career prosecutors, intelligence officers, and national security experts based on more than one hundred subpoenas, over one thousand interviews and depositions, and more than 140,000 documents. The facts are in, and Trump and his allies must be held accountable.
“The Select Committee has completed its work. Now the DOJ must bring criminal charges, and the House Ethics Committee must do the same.
“The committee also released key policy recommendations to help prevent another attack on our country by safeguarding our elections and democratic process. We urge Congress and the White House to adopt these policies without delay.”