The House Committee investigating the January 6th Capital Riot issued criminal referrals against Donald Trump to the Department of Justice Monday, leaving possible charges against the former President in the hands of the Biden administration.
From Fox News:
The first referral recommended by the committee is for Trump’s obstruction an official proceeding of Congress. The committee will also refer Trump to DOJ for conspiracy to defraud the federal government, making a false statement and inciting, assisting, or aiding and comforting an insurrection.
In what is expected to be its final meeting on Monday, the House Select Committee to Investigate January 6 said it will formally ask the DOJ to pursue charges after a nearly 18-month probe into the former president’s involvement in the activities that lead to the Capitol breach on January 6, 2021.
The committee’s unprecedented criminal referral holds no official legal weight, and a final determination in whether to pursue the charges will be up to Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Justice Department.
Watch as Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin unveils the criminal referral against Donald Trump: