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Jan. 6 committee will reportedly vote on whether to recommend criminal charges against Trump

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The House select committee probing the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot could potentially urge the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges against former President Donald Trump. The Associated Press, citing an unnamed individual acquainted with the issue, reported that the panel is mulling recommending charges of insurrection, obstructing an official proceeding, and conspiracy to defraud the U.S.

Politico reported that the body is gearing up to vote on whether to call upon the DOJ to target Trump with at least three criminal charges — the outlet, citing two unnamed sources, indicated that the report the panel is anticipated to weigh on Monday reflects some suggestions from a subcommittee that considered possible criminal referrals. Politico indicated that the subcommittee's recommended charges include insurrection, obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy to defraud the government.

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