Rep. Cheney says 1/6 House committee may criminally refer Trump to DOJ

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Sunday stated that the House Jan. 6 committee may make a criminal referral to the Department of Justice (DOJ) against former President Donald Trump, the New York Post reports

Cheney is one of only two Republicans on the committee. The other is Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL).

It ought to be noted, though, that both individuals are anti-Trump Republicans, which means that their membership in the committee doesn’t really alter the fact that it is a committee being driven by partisan, anti-Trump politics.

Criminal referral for Trump?

Cheney made an appearance on ABC News’ This Week on Sunday where she discussed the possibility of the House Jan. 6 committee making a criminal referral of Trump to the DOJ.

Cheney stated that whether or not to make such a referral will be something that the committee decides as a group. She made it clear, though, that she would prefer for the DOJ to take action without such a referral.

“The Justice Department doesn’t have to wait for the committee to make a criminal referral and there could be more than one criminal referral,” she said.

For what?

This, of course, is the big question, namely, what would such a criminal referral look like? What law or laws would Trump be accused of committing?

The answer is not an easy one, and that appears to be because it is highly questionable whether Trump did anything illegal. After all, if it wasn’t, the Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans would already have Trump in handcuffs.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has kept a distance from this issue. And, even some members of the House Jan. 6 committee, such as Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), have recently all of a sudden stated that it is not their “principal interest” to criminally charge Trump.

The circus continues

The committee’s “investigation” is a classic case of an investigation in search of a crime. The members are desperately trying to just find any little evidence that they can use to pin Trump down.

Last week, we saw the surprise testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, the former aide to Mark Meadows. Her testimony, though, has come under question for several reasons, including that it was mostly based on hearsay and some of it has already been contradicted by others.

If you thought that Hutchinson’s testimony, though, was the end of the circus, think again. According to the committee, they now have even more new witnesses with “evidence” against Trump. The circus continues . . .

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