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[WATCH] Jan 6th Committee Member Reiterates: AG Garland ‘Doesn’t Have to Wait’ For A Referral to Charge Trump

[WATCH] Jan 6th Committee Member Reiterates: AG Garland ‘Doesn’t Have to Wait’ For A Referral to Charge Trump

Everyone who’s been watching Donald Trump get away with everything for so long is wondering if the information presented by the January 6th House Select Committee will finally be the straw that broke the Teflon Don’s outer shell. Now that the Committee has wrapped up its first round of eight hearings which made the case that Trump orchestrated both the plot to overthrow the 2020 Presidential election and the subsequent plan to use violence to remain in power, the biggest unanswered question of all is whether or not Attorney General Merrick Garland will bring criminal charges against Trump.

Garland doesn’t need an official referral from the panel to make his move, something members of the Committee have been saying all along, especially after Committee Vice-Chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) let it be known that Garland was watching the proceedings along with his staff. That became even more abundantly clear when the Department of Justice accused the January 6th Committee of refusing to cooperate with their own investigation into January 6th, as their witnesses and evidence were overlapping. Once the Committee responded to the DOJ’s request to share information, it was widely assumed Garland was potentially preparing to bring a criminal indictment against Trump and his inner circle.

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 21: A video of former President Donald Trump played on a screen during a hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol on July 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence on the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building during an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for President Joe Biden. (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump’s former senior adviser, Steve Bannon has already been found guilty of Contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with a Committee subpoena, but thus far the many others who have refused to comply with their own subpoenas have yet to see the same consequences, and the Committee is still seeking testimony from others, most specifically Ginni Thomas.

Legal experts suggest time is running out for Trump’s cronies, however. Making an example of Trump so that no future administration can obstruct the peaceful transfer of power by bringing criminal charges seems more urgent than ever. But while Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) says the panel trusts AG Garland to make the right decisions when it comes to bringing charges against Trump, Laurence Tribe suggests that Garland stop dragging his feet with Trump and the rest of the January 6th plotters. And Committee member Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) told Chuck Todd on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” that she “sure as hell” hopes Garland will pursue a criminal investigation into Trump.

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