The January 6 House of Representatives committee voted unanimously at the end of the final public meeting on Monday to approve the landmark report on the turmoil in the US Congress and criminal referrals for former President Donald Trump and others.
Democratic American congressman Jamie Raskin confirms that the committee of the American Congress has recommended four criminal charges against former president Donald Trump.
The charges relate to obstruction of an official process, conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to make a false statement and sedition.
That doesn’t even formally mean criminal charges — since it’s up to the Justice Department to charge individuals — it’s a recommendation.
What happened on January 6, 2021
It was an important day in Congress: US senators were gathering in the US Congress building to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, which Joe Biden had won.
There was a rally nearby: Donald Trump, who was still president at the time, addressed supporters at a Save America rally near the White House. He urged them to march “peacefully” on the Capitol, but also made baseless claims of massive voter fraud and told them to “fight like hell.”
A crowd attacked the Capitol: it numbered between 2,000 and 2,500 people and contained members of the far-right group, while many of them carried weapons. Hundreds of people forced their way into the building through windows and doors, overwhelming the Capitol Police.
Politicians were forced to take cover: Vice President Mike Pence had to rush out and members of Congress took cover as rioters stormed through the building, shouting death threats, and forced their way into the Senate.
Otherwise, it took the US police almost four hours to restore order in the Capitol.