Washington: The congressional committee probing last year’s attack on the US Capitol on Monday recommended that criminal charges be filed against former president Donald Trump. The committee has held Donald Trump responsible for the attack.
According to the report of the news agency AFP, the congressional committee has accused former President Donald Trump of inciting rebellion, obstructing official proceedings, deceiving the US government, conspiracy and making false statements. However, it will now be decided by the Justice Department whether to prosecute Trump by holding him guilty or not. Representative Jamie Raskin outlined the panel’s findings, saying, “The committee has developed significant evidence that President Trump intended to disrupt the peaceful transition of power under our Constitution.”
The House panel unanimously urged the Justice Department to pursue Trump for inciting an insurrection, obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiring to defraud the US government and making false statements.
“The committee has developed significant evidence that president Trump intended to disrupt the peaceful transition of power under our Constitution,” Representative Jamie Raskin said as he outlined the panel’s findings.
“We believe that the evidence described by my colleagues today, and assembled throughout our hearings, warrants a criminal referral of former President Donald J. Trump,” Raskin said.
Meanwhile, on January 6, 2021, Trump supporters entered the US Parliament Capitol Hill and created a lot of ruckus. The former US President had described his supporters who committed violence as revolutionaries in a tweet. In this violence, 5 people were killed while more than 100 people were said to be injured. Trump’s hand was told behind the riots. In this, police officers were also suspended for their role in the riots.
The committee’s recommendations to the Justice Department will end up with a special counsel appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to look into Trump’s role in the Capitol riot and his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election won by Democrat Joe Biden.