The House January 6th select committee will be having its final meeting on Monday. In this meeting, the committee is planning to refer Donald Trump to the justice department over his attempts to overturn the 2020 election.
Nearing the End
Along with Trump, the committee is planning to also hand out criminal referrals against White House advisors such as the former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. They also plan to hand out civil referrals to the House ethics committee for any GOP Congress members as well as recommending disbarment for any of Trump’s lawyers.
Congress has no real authority to compel any prosecutions that the justice department would carry out. The justice department has, however, increased its investigations into the January 6th riot and has already subpoenaed top Trump advisers to testify before two grand Juries in Washington, D.C.
The January 6th committee concluded that the Capitol riot was a conspiracy and that Trump was responsible for overseeing a plot that included having his vice president, Mike Pence, refuse to certify the election for Joe Biden.
We now know, of course, that Pence refused to go along with the theory that the election was fraudulent, and he and Trump had a falling out over it. There is also other evidence to suggest that Trump was planning to stand in the way of the election certification long before January 6th.
He allegedly agreed to a “fake elector plot” that included having states replace electoral college votes for Joe Biden with votes for him. He also allegedly refused to call off his supporters during the Capitol riot.
The Final Report
The eight-chapter report will be made public on Wednesday, and all of the deposition transcripts will be available after the end of the year. The document is around 100 pages and tracks all of the committee’s public hearings that took place over the summer.
“We obviously want to complete the story for the American people,” Jamie Raskin, a member of the committee, said. “Everybody has come on a journey with us, and we want a satisfactory conclusion, such that people feel that Congress has done its job.”