Former President Donald Trump has been referred to the Justice Department for criminal charges for his role in the Capitol riot. On Jan. 6, the committee recommended that Trump be responsible for a “multipartite plan” to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
“The president has an affirmative and primary constitutional duty to act to ensure that the laws are faithfully enforced,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-R-Na.) said at the hearing. “There is nothing like assisting an uprising against the constitutional order. can betray that duty.”
The 18-month investigation into the matter was unanimously voted 9-0 and involved charges of obstruction of official process, conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to make false statements and sedition.
In addition, recommendations for Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, attorney Rudy Giuliani and others have also been forwarded to the Justice Department. The Justice Department does not have to pursue the charges.
Donald Trump is currently gearing up for another presidential run.