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U.S. Capitol riot panel says Trump may have engaged in 'criminal conspiracy'

 

Evan Vucci, Associated Press

President Donald Trump urged supporters to "fight like hell" during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as president Jan. 6 in Washington.

WASHINGTON - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol said on Wednesday that there was enough evidence to conclude that former President Donald J. Trump and some of his allies might have conspired to commit fraud and obstruction by misleading Americans about the outcome of the 2020 election and attempting to overturn the result.

In a court filing in a civil case in California, the committee's lawyers for the first time laid out their theory of a potential criminal case against the former president. They said they had accumulated evidence demonstrating that Trump, the conservative lawyer John Eastman and other allies could potentially be charged with criminal violations including obstructing an official proceeding of Congress and conspiracy to defraud the American people.

The filing also said the men might have broken a common law statute against fraud through Trump's repeated lies that the election had been stolen.

https://www.startribune.com/u-s-capitol-riot-panel-says-trump-may-have-engaged-in-criminal-conspiracy/600152274/

 

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