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Report: Trump Will Be on January 6 Committee’s Criminal Referral List

Multiple sources claim the January 6 committee investigating the Capitol riot plan to issue a criminal referral list with former President Donald Trump at the “center” of it.

The committee has indicated it intends to release a final report following a nearly 18-month “investigation” on December 21st.

The panel has suggested the report would focus predominantly on Trump, rather than the failures of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. 

CNN reports that they intend to issue these criminal referrals with Trump at the “center” of it all.

“The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack is weighing criminal referrals for former President Donald Trump and a number of his closest allies,” they write.

There has been no indication of who the other ‘allies’ might be.

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January 6 Panel to Make Criminal Referral Against Trump

CNN reporter Jamie Gangel expanded on their reporting in an appearance on Wednesday’s “Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer.

“The committee is not being shy, Wolf,” she alleged. “Donald Trump is going to be on that criminal referral list – one of my sources said front and center. The real question is, who else is going to be on that list?”

Gangel noted that the list will likely be very narrow and “deliberate” with who they decide should face criminal prosecution.

“They are going to make referrals for people about crimes that they think they really have strong, substantive evidence to hand over to DOJ,” she added.

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig, also appearing on the panel with Blitzer, opined that the criminal referrals will likely “be focusing on obstruction of Congress … and a conspiracy to defraud the United States of a free and fair election.”

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That’s Been the Plan All Along

While it would surely delight his fiercest critics, a criminal referral by the January 6 committee against Trump would hardly come as a surprise to most observers.

This is a panel, after all, designed exclusively to draw a conclusion that Trump committed a crime and to prevent him from running for President again.

From the selection of single-minded anti-Trump lawmakers to the pushing of debunked conspiracy theories and the doctoring of alleged evidence. Everything has been designed to ‘get Trump.’

Liz Cheney, one of the more vocal Trump critics on the panel, spoke about criminal referrals for Trump over 5 months ago. This has been the plan all along.

The committee drew a conclusion and then formulated their ‘facts’ to wind up at that conclusion. No investigative authority would ever be taken seriously when taking such biased action.

Unfortunately for the panel, all of it is for show.

As CNN notes, criminal referrals “would largely be symbolic in nature.”

“The committee lacks prosecutorial powers, and the Justice Department does not need a referral from Congress to investigate crimes as it has its own criminal investigations into the Capitol attack ongoing,” they explain.

CNN also suggests that criminal referrals are more about the panel members feeling their work has some value.

“Committee members see criminal referrals as a critical part of their work, putting their views on the record in order to complete their investigation – not as a way to pressure DOJ,” they add.

They’re going to make the referrals essentially so they don’t feel like they’ve wasted their time. Priceless.

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • Lets gid rid of the bidens first, in my opinion they are traitors to America they hate the real President because he is a true American that loves his Country he didn't sell us out to China for profit to his cartel!

  • Did they really need to waste all that time and money? They could have written the same referral from day one given that was the obvious goal from a completely partisan hack committee. But we'll need republicans to form the same kind of partisan sham committees now that they have control before the media gets around to noticing such issues.

  • What a load. Jail the committee for malfeasance and treason. The facts have been in your face blatantly kept from view by jealous fetchers. Trump offered up National Guard, and the MAGA hat wearers were imposters, and proven to be such. Austin III FAILS, and WILL FAIL. I suspect a lobotomy was done to him some time ago during a drunken binge when somebody slipped him a dose of knockout. Lobotomies can be neatly done in just a few minutes, leaving no scar beyond a bad headache for awhile, Obama and Bill Clinton and possibly David and Nelson Rockefeller could have been done. Better than 'slave pills' in that a lobotomy requires no maintenance. 100% passivity can be instilled.

  • "Show me the man and I'll show you the crime" Laventry Beria.. Deputy minister of Stalin's Secret police.. I believe that this "committee" has studied under him.

  • So can we expect a Biden family DOJ subpoena to investigate the crooked mafia family. Or is our Justice System become a fascist toilet???

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