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Criminal referral plan finalized for Trump by January 6 committee

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The January 6 committee plans to gather and meet on Monday where they will vote to convince the Justice Department to press charges against former President Donald Trump.

According to NBC News, the committee met on Sunday where they discussed suggesting at least three criminal charges against Trump. All charges are related to the riot that happened at the U.S. Capitol.

The first charge is obstructing an official proceeding, the second is conspiracy to defraud the government, and the third is inciting or assisting an insurrection.

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These are just referrals, not actual charges, which means they have no legal weight to them. It is up to the Justice Department to decide whether they will file charges after they hear what the committee has to say.

In addition to Trump, a lawyer on his legal team named John Eastman was also discussed. He had authored a memo that described a theory where Trump could hold onto power on January 6.

Numerous Republican members of Congress will be referred to the House Ethics Committee for their defiance of congressional subpoenas. Their referral may result in a sanction for their failure to comply.

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