two years later a crowd of followers Donald Trump (2017-2021), the then President of the United States, storms the nation’s capitol, wants to return to the Republican White House, but Slowly he finds himself more and more encircled by the ongoing investigation against him And the voices turning back on his part are multiplied.
On January 6, 2021, Thousands of people violently stormed the Congress building, In Washington, to try to block the ratification of Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory, prompted by false allegations of fraud perpetrated by Trump.
Was 5 dead and around 140 officers injured In an episode that still marks the country’s political and media agenda.
According to the Department of Justice, More than 950 people have been arrested Another 192 have received prison terms either in trials or by plea bargaining for their roles in the attack.
Trump, the main responsible
But it took two years for the Congress Committee to investigate the facts, controlled by democrats, Feel free to point to the main culprit: Donald Trump.
In its final report, submitted on December 19, the committee asked the Justice Department of the Biden administration to criminally charge the Republican, and urged Congress to prevent Trump from being able to. Ran again in the 2024 election.
After months of testifying about what happened inside the White House during the attack on the Capitol, the committee concluded that Trump committed the crime of inciting an insurrection. obstructing an official proceeding, Cheat the government and make false statements.
The “central” cause of what happened was “one man”.Former President Donald Trump, who was followed by many others,” according to the report.
In an interview, a White House staffer said that Trump knew that many of the protesters had weapons and attempted to do so Grab the wheel of the presidential limousine to go to the capitol.
However, things are moving slowly at the Justice Department: Last November, United States Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the former president’s role in the attack.
“We are committed to ensure accountability by those responsible for the attack on our democracy and we will do everything in our power to prevent it from happening again,” Garland said in a statement Wednesday.
theft of documents
Still, if there’s any investigation that has grabbed headlines in recent months, it’s the Justice Department’s against Trump illegally taking classified documents Upon leaving office of the White House.
The FBI found dozens of these top-secret documents during an Aug. 8 search of the former president’s Mar-a-Lago mansion in Florida, which Trump condemned “witch hunt”.
Prosecutors believe the former president violated espionage laws, obstructed justice and destroyed documentsOffenses that can range from fines to prison terms and disqualification from holding political office.
Those are not the only pending cases of the billionaire, who also faces allegations of financial irregularities at his emporium in New York.
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Faced with these scandals, including the attack on the Capitol, nearly the entire Republican Party closed ranks around Trump, who remains the de facto leader of the establishment and It seemed that he still had a high political capital.
But that all changed in the midterm elections last November, when Republicans won a far narrower victory than expected and several hardline Trump-led candidates suffered serious defeats.
Various voices have since called for his replacement and even the launch of his 2024 presidential campaign has been shelved by the ultra-conservative media that supported him.
“a Florida man launched an ad”, The New York Post published it in a modest space on its front page.
In his place, a new star of conservatives is gaining weight, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is already leading Trump in the polls as the presidential nominee.
His loss of influence struck again this week when he asked his most hardline followers to vote for Republican Kevin McCarthy as the new speaker of the House of Representatives, but So far they have ignored the wishes of their leader.