Donald Trump should be charged with multiple offenses, including insurrection, according to a recommendation made by lawmakers looking into the attack on the US Capitol last year. This recommendation raises the stakes in a separate criminal investigation that could result in the former president being jailed.
After an 18-month investigation into the January 6, 2021 storming of Congress, the House of Representatives Select Committee asked for the indictment, along with accusations of obstructing an official procedure and conspiracy to defraud the United States.
In a failed attempt to stop President Joe Biden from taking office, a mob incited by Donald Trump’s bogus claims of a stolen election and led by the losing president to march on Congress killed at least five people.
After opening remarks by vice-chair Liz Cheney, who accused Trump of “a blatant dereliction of duty” for failing to quickly try to put an end to the disturbance and labeled him “unfit for any office,” the bipartisan committee decided unanimously to recommend the accusations to the Justice Department. She stated, “No man can ever serve in any position of leadership in our country again who would behave that manner at that time.
Given that the Justice Department makes the charging choices, the panel’s referrals are viewed as mostly symbolic. In relation to the 2020 election, Jack Smith, a mostly independent special prosecutor chosen by Attorney General Merrick Garland, is in charge of conducting his own investigation.
Major impact In a statement, Trump claimed that any prosecution would be “a politicized attempt to sideline me” and that the investigation’s goal was to “prevent me from running for president because they know I’ll win.” In comparison to Biden, who has a lower approval rating (minus eight percent), Trump has a lower approval rating (minus 20 percent in the RealClearPolitics average).