Almost two years after the invasion of the US Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump, the investigative commission must deliver its conclusions on Monday, December 19 and may request indictments against the former president.
Will Donald Trump be concerned? After more than a year and a half of investigations, the commission responsible for studying the invasion of the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by Republican activists in an attempt to block the transfer of power between Donald Trump and Joe Biden must hold a final meeting. this Monday to present its report.
A public hearing will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the US Congress, where the group of elected officials will partly present the eight chapters of its long investigation and will vote to recommend possible prosecutions. The full report will be published on Wednesday.
The commission, made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans, was tasked with shedding light on the events that took place on January 6, 2021 and those that led to the invasion of the Capitol, but also to determine Donald Trump’s responsibility in this attack on American democracy. She conducted more than 1,000 interviews and a dozen public hearings to shed light on these events.
Criminal case against Donald Trump?
During this final meeting, elected officials will be able to submit recommendations for criminal charges to the Department of Justice, particularly against Donald Trump, because only the Attorney General, Merrick Garland, has the authority to initiate such a case.
Donald Trump could be prosecuted for obstruction of official process, sedition and conspiracy to defraud the United States, according to The Guardian, in particular for exerting pressure on his Vice President Mike Pence to block the certification of Joe Biden’s victory. The 45e The President of the United States had also confirmed in front of the crowds that the Democrat’s victory was the result of massive electoral fraud. In particular, Bennie Thompson, the head of the investigative commission, believed that Donald Trump was “at the center” of an “attempted coup”.
The three charges potentially brought against Donald Trump, according to information from the American press, could expose him to prison terms or exclusion, which could especially compromise his ambition to return to the White House in 2024.
Moreover, the investigation of the storm of the Capitol has focused not only on Donald Trump, but also on the far-right activists who have entered the United States Congress in the hope of overturning the result of the election. On October 29, the founder of the far-right militia “Oath Keepers” was thus convicted of sedition for his participation in the attack and faces up to 20 years in prison.