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WATCH: Committee recommends criminal charges for Trump and others | Jan. 6 final meeting

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., gave an opening statement on Dec. 19 as the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack presented its final findings to the public.

The committee reached the conclusion that Trump violated four criminal statutes and recommended the former president to the Justice Department for prosecution.

One of the recommended charges is that of obstructing an official proceeding of the U.S. government. Raskin said there was also evidence to refer Trump and others for violating a statute that makes it a crime to conspire to defraud the United States. Raskin then said there was evidence to recommend a criminal prosecution for conspiracy to make a false statement, pointing to evidence that “clearly suggests that President Trump conspired with others to submit slates of fake electors to Congress and the National Archives.”

Finally, Raskin said the committee believes there is enough evidence to charge Trump for assisting, aiding and comforting “those at the Capitol who engaged in a violent attack on the United States,” or an insurrection.

The Jan. 6 committee will release its full report later this week as the panel wraps up its work.

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