Congress and FBI investigations have yielded numerous responses and led to hundreds of allegations. Now they will check the possible responsibilities of Donald Trump
From our correspondent
Washington – Traces, documents, witnesses. But we do not yet have definitive answers to the key questions Regarding the January 6 attack. Starting from the most important: was Plan agreed with the White House? Was this a sabotage maneuver by Donald Trump or did the situation get out of hand even for the former president? There are two lines in the trial. On the one hand, the investigative work of the FBI and the judiciary. On the other hand, the restructuring of the facts and the political environment by the Parliamentary Commission established on 24 June 2021 by the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Nine delegates are part of this: seven Democrats and two Republicans, Liz Cheney and Adam Kingsinger, have cut themselves off from the boycott decided by the Trump leadership.
1) At what stage are the investigations of the Judiciary?
On Friday, December 31, Washington’s Attorney General Matt Graves reviewed the results so far. On January 6, 2021, a crowd of at least 30,000 people first listened to Trump’s rally and then marched to Capitol Hill. We can tell from direct experience that there was everything among the protesters: angry Trumpian supporters, but harmless and harassing organized groups, helmets, bulletproof vests, sticks, spray and the like. The FBI estimates that about 2,000 militants actively participated in the attack on Congress. The focus was on three organizations: the Broad Boys, the Oath Keepers, and, most recently, the 1st Amendment Pretorian. A policeman and four demonstrators were killed in the riot.
2) Were there any penalties?
Attorney Graves says there are currently 725 people charged under different charges. 225 of these must respond to aggression or protest to a public official; 75 were in possession of life-threatening weapons. More than 140 officers were injured. About 165 defendants pleaded guilty to various charges. Courts have so far ruled in favor of 70: 31 people are in jail; 18 under house arrest; In the test21.
3) What are the political issues?
Today, Justice Minister Merrick Garland will publicly explain how the criminal investigation will proceed. Most likely he will repeat that the judges will execute it. In other words: they will check what the responsibilities of Trump, his ministers and his advisers are. In parallel, the trial room is moving, which has already collected a version of 300 witnesses and examined 35,000 documents. Cases brought by Trumpian lawyers And refusing the cooperation of such characters Strategist Steve Bannon And former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. The Commission has mobilized 40 experts exploring three avenues: the most violent fringes and possible links between organizers of rallies; The relationship between these domain organizers and former presidential advisers, including members of parliament; The role of the White House, namely Trump and his family.
4) What is Trump’s role?
Here we are at the critical point. All investigative activities could at some point knock on the doors of the former president’s residence, Mar-a-Lago. Trump escaped impeachment by a Republican vote in the Senate on February 13, 2021. But the restructuring of the facts leaves little doubt: the White House leader encouraged the attack. The parliamentary commission circulated emails sent by advisers to the president, urging everyone, including his son Donald Jr. and Ivanka Trump, to end the riots through a public appeal. Trump did it too late, when Capitol was now at the mercy of real militants and other gruesome reserves like the shaman. There are several aspects that need to be clarified. Trump, for example, ignored the request for several hours, which at one point turned out to be a request to send reinforcements. The commission will submit its final report in the coming months. He would recommend that the judiciary investigate the former president for neglecting his first duty to ensure the safety of national institutions. After all, after January 6, he continued to harass state officials to divert election results.
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