Donald Trump recommended for criminal prosecution over Capitol riot by January 6 Committee

Donald trump recommended for criminal prosecution over capitol riot by january 6 committee

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The US congressional committee investigating the 2021 US Capitol riot recommended that Donald Trump should face four criminal charges, including insurrection.

Following an 18-month inquiry, the Jan 6 Committee also recommended to the US Justice Department charges against Mr Trump of obstructing an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the US, and conspiracy to make a false statement.

It was an unprecedented development, with Congress having never before made a criminal referral against a current or former president.

It was largely symbolic as the committee has no power to pursue criminal charges, and decisions on doing so will be taken by the US department of justice.

However, the announcement was expected to be a further blow to Mr Trump’s chances of winning the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

If he was ultimately charged and convicted, it could lead to a prison sentence and a ban from holding public office.

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