Trump Breaks Silence Over Jan 6 Panel’s Criminal Referral

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Former President Trump on Monday responded to the criminal referral made by the Jan. 6 committee to the Justice Department. The Justice Department will now have to examine whether they want to investigate and indict Trump over his potential involvement in the Capitol riot and his attempts to overturn the 2020 election. Trump has said that the referrals have made him “stronger.”

Writing on his Truth Social social media platform Trump said that those who are trying to “come after” him don’t understand that there are many people who are willing to “rally around” him and support him. He added that this also strengthens him.

During their final public meeting, the Jan. 6 panel unveiled the criminal referrals that they were sent to the DOJ. This included a referral against Trump which called for charges on four counts over inciting an insurrection, conspiring to defraud the United States, conspiring to make a false statement, and obstructing an official proceeding.

Only hours after the referrals came out Trump wrote “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!”

Last month, Trump launched another campaign to win the White House in 2024. He has often said that these investigations were simply an effort made by his political opponents to undercut his campaign. However, an insurrection charge if successful would completely stop Trump from being able to be elected to office again.