On Sunday, Congressman Adam Schiff, a majority Jan. 6 committee member, said that if the Select Panel inquiring about the deadly Capitol insurrection on 6 January 2021 makes a criminal recommendation for Donald J. Trump, ex-American President, connected to assault at the Capitol Hill, the decision should be made unanimously.
Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat, told the lead Washington actor for CNN, Jake Tapper, that they operate with a high level of consensus and agreement. Schiff added that it would undoubtedly be his recommendation, his feelings, that the inquiry panel should make criminal recommendations, but the committee members together will make a decision and then stand by it. He also said he would join the panel members if they thought otherwise.
The January 6th Select Panel has centered much of the 12-month lengthy inquiry on the activities of Mr. Trump and his followers in the aftermath of the 2020 Presidential contest culminating with the 6th JAN assaulting of the U.S. Capitol building. Donald J. Trump has baselessly asserted without evidence that an extensive ballot fraud contaminated the election outcomes and that he should be announced the winner of the Nov. 3, 2020 elections.
Schiff Criticized Slow Pace of DOJ Inquiry
Adam Schiff said in the ‘State of the Union’ that he contemplates that it’s obvious there’s evidence that the former American President was engaged in breaching several US laws in connection to the Capitol Hill insurrection. However, he didn’t offer more details, but condemned the US DOJ for its slow pace in its independent inquiry of the deadly riot.
Furthermore, a minority member of the Jan. 6 Panel, Congresswoman Liz Cheney, proudly serving for Wyoming, indicated the strong possibility of the DOJ charging Biden’s predecessor with criminal conduct, even before the committee finalizes its work.
The 1/6 hearings have shown that Trump knew his effort to overturn the election was illegal & unconstitutional. He did it anyway. Trump’s conduct was illegal under existing law and would be under our new bill, too. Our bill also prevents other future efforts to steal elections. pic.twitter.com/HaMCUSY8xv
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) September 23, 2022
Previously on Sept. 25, the Californian Democrat expressed disappointment with the slow-footed multiple criminal inquiries carried out by the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) into the actions that led to Jan. 6, 2021.
However, according to several sources, top Donald Trump officials connected with the former President’s fundraising operations and Presidential campaign managers received DOJ subpoenas earlier in the month. The grand jury’s witness summons sought records and information and, in some cases, testimony in front of the Washington jury.