The walls are closing in on Donald Trump thanks to a hard nudge from the wheels of justice.
It’s looking more and more possible that the January 6th House Select Committee could make a criminal referral to the Justice Department for Trump, committee Vice-Chair Rep. Liz Cheney said once again on Sunday. Cheney also pointed out that the Justice Department doesn’t need to wait on the Committee to make a criminal referral.More witnesses have now come forward in the days since Cassidy Hutchinson’s explosive testimony, and members of the Committee making the rounds on the Sunday news shows indicated that criminal referrals are indeed possible.
Members of the Jan. 6 committee are talking openly about doing something never done before — formally recommending a criminal prosecution of a former U.S. president: “There could be more than one criminal referral.” pic.twitter.com/IFOrIiOeZd
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The question is what the DOJ would do once the decision was made to bring criminal charges against Trump, an action never taken on a former president.
EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Liz Cheney tells @JonKarl that it is possible that the Jan. 6 Committee will make a criminal referral against former Pres. Donald Trump.See Also
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“There’s certainly more information that is coming forward,” Rep. Adam Schiff said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday morning. “In terms of whether that will materialize into particular witnesses on this topic or that topic, we’re going to wait and see, but we are following additional leads. I think those leads will lead to a new testimony.”
Last week, Hutchinson testified that the former president was aware his supporters on the National Mall had weapons, and wanted them allowed into his rally regardless, signaling that he knew he wasn’t at any risk. Hutchinson also testified that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani sought presidential pardons. CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig broke down the types of federal charges Trump could face should the DOJ move forward with or without official criminal referrals from the Committee.