Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Report concludes Trump should not return to any public office in the US

Washington. Donald Trump should not be allowed to hold public office again following his role in last year’s attack on the United States Capitol, a report by the legislative commission investigating the incident has concluded.

The recommendation heads a list of proposals in an 845-page document aimed at ensuring there is no repeat of the deadly riots the committee accused the former president of trying to usher in after losing the 2020 election. are trying.

“Our country has come too far to allow a defeated president to become a successful tyrant by breaking our democratic institutions (and) inciting violence,” the panel’s chair, Benny Thompson, said in presenting the report released Thursday night.

The document calls for legislation so that Trump and others who “participate in insurrection” cannot hold office, “whether federal or state, civilian or military.”

Trump announced that he intended to run for the White House again in 2024.

The report was the culmination of 18 months of work by congressional investigators, who interviewed more than 1,000 witnesses to establish the root cause of the attack, which they blamed on a Republican billionaire.

The committee – made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans – also recommended electoral law reform, a federal crackdown on extremist groups, and congressional certification of the presidential election as a “special national security event”. Union Address State.

The former president’s party has opposed every stage of the investigation and the change of legislature in January, when Republicans will have a majority, raises doubts about the likelihood of the recommendations being adopted.

Trump denounced the “witch hunt” in this and other criminal and civil investigations into his business practices and his efforts to reverse his election defeat in the state of Georgia.

In its last public meeting on Monday, the panel recommended that the Justice Department bring criminal charges against Trump for four possible offenses: obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the United States, making false statements to the government and inciting insurrection. .

The panel began turning over evidence to independent prosecutor Jack Smith, who is overseeing a federal investigation into Trump’s role in the riots and improper handling of government secrets at his Florida home.

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