If former President Donald Trump is to be referred to the prosecutors, the decision of the Jan.6 committee probing the Capitol insurrection should be unanimous, said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
What Happened: Schiff, a member of the panel probing the Jan. 6 riots, said, “We operate with a high degree of consensus and unanimity,” reported CNN.
“It will be certainly, I think, my recommendation, my feeling, that we should make referrals, but we will get to a decision as a committee, and we will all abide by that decision, and I will join our committee members if they feel differently.”
Schiff reportedly didn’t make public the focus of the committee’s upcoming hearing on Wednesday — which is likely to be the last before it releases its final report.
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Why It Matters: The internal discussion of the committee was unveiled in June after Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) told reporters that the panel would not be issuing any criminal referrals — something which attracted pushback from fellow members, CNN reported.
Another committee member, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif), said that it was highly “unlikely” the final report could be done before early November.
Meanwhile, Schiff also took a swipe at Trump who asserted a President could declassify documents simply by thinking about it, in reference to materials seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate.
“If you could simply declassify by thinking about it, then frankly, if that’s [Trump’s] view, he’s even more dangerous than we may have thought,” reported CNN.
Trump called for the dissolution of the Jan. 6 committee last week on Truth Social after its vice chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) lost a Republican primary in Wyoming.
Truth Social is a part of the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), which is set to go public through a merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp. DWAC.
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