Trump Responds To Jan. 6 Committee

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Former President Donald Trump responded to the Jan. 6 committee’s unanimous vote to refer criminal charges against the former president.

The committee recommended Monday that the Department of Justice charge Trump with four counts related to attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Trump responded to the recommendations both Monday and Tuesday.

“The fake charges made by the highly partisan Unselect Committee of January 6th have already been submitted, prosecuted, and tried in the form of Impeachment Hoax #2. I WON convincingly. Double Jeopardy anyone!” Trump initially posted.

“….The people understand that the Democratic Bureau of Investigation, the DBI, are out to keep me from running for president because they know I’ll win and that this whole business of prosecuting me is just like impeachment was – a partisan attempt to sideline me and the Republican Party.”

Trump continued, claiming the 2020 election was stolen and calling for President Joe Biden and his son Hunter to be prosecuted.

Trump again posted Tuesday morning that the elections stolen and that is why protesters stormed the Capitol. (RELATED: Joy Behar Says Trump ‘Would’ve Been In Jail’ In Other Democracies Like Peru And Germany)

The committee said the former president should be charged with obstructing an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the government, conspiracy to make a false statement and inciting or assisting an insurrection. The DOJ must finish carrying out its own investigation and can then decide whether to formally press charges.

“Building on his constant repetition of the ‘Big Lie,’ President Trump engaged in an unprecedented effort to obstruct the joint session on Jan. 6, the proceeding where his electoral loss would be certified by Congress,” Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff said. The committee also recommended that Republican Reps. Kevin McCarthy of California, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Andy Biggs of Arizona and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania be investigated for refusing to comply with subpoenas.