This Will Be The Most Damaging Element Of 1/6 Committee Report To Trump And The GOP
The most damaging element of the 1/6 Committee report won't be the volume of evidence, but the explanation of crimes committed by Trump and his co-plotters.
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The 1/6 Committee Report Will Be Released In 11 Days.
The 1/6 Committee report is going to contain all of the evidence that the committee has complied. It will be at least 1,000 pages long. It is too much to ask for the American people to read and understand 1,000 pages of evidence even in the best of times, much less four days before Christmas, but the 1/6 Committee has a solution.
The criminal referrals that the committee will make will serve as the easily digestible takeaways from the report. It is unlikely that the DOJ will prosecute anyone based solely on the recommendations and referrals in the report. The Justice Department has its own criminal investigations into the 1/6 attack and Trump’s coup plot, but the referrals will help to connect people to the evidence in ways that can be easily understood.
For example, if the committee finds that Donald Trump engaged in a seditious conspiracy and the criminal referral will explain what he did and what crime he committed.
The biggest and most damaging part of the report for Republicans and Trump won’t be the evidence or even the criminal referrals.
It will be something else.
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