Jan. 6 committee to make criminal referrals, chairman says
The House panel probing the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol has decided to make criminal referrals to the Department of Justice, its chairman said Tuesday. Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Mississippi Democrat who leads the Jan. 6 committee, said the panel has agreed to take the step, but had not agreed on who would be the subject of the referrals, according to a New York Times report. Four lawyers on the committee have studied whether to issue criminal referrals to the Justice Department for former President Donald Trump and some of his top allies, the Times reports.
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December 06, 2022 12:18 ET (17:18 GMT)
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