January 6th Committee Refers Trump to Justice Department for Criminal Charges

From a Washington Post story by Jacqueline Alemany, Marianna Sotomayor, and Jush Dawsey headlined “Jan. 6 committee refers Trump to Justice Dept.for criminal charges”:

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol unanimously agreed to refer criminal charges against former president Donald Trump to the Justice Department on Monday, concluding an 18-month examination of the insurrection that shook the country’s free and fair election system.

The committee recommended that prosecutors pursue four charges against Trump: obstruction of an official proceeding of Congress, conspiracy to defraud the United States, inciting or assisting an insurrection, and conspiracy to make a false statement.