Trump’s attorney says Jan. 6 criminal referrals ‘have little value’

On Saturday, former President Trump’s lawyers dismissed the Jan. 6 commission’s criminal charges against Trump as “almost worthless.”

‘The Department of Justice doesn’t have to follow it,’ said Tim Parlatore CNN“There’s existing research that we’ve been working on for quite some time, and really what this does is, if anything, just politicize the process.”

Parlatore is representing the former president in a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into the Jan. 6 riots and classified documents recovered from his home in Mar-a-Lago.

“It’s a political commotion, but it has no bearing on our defense at this point,” he added.

The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol said Monday that the Justice Department had found it guilty of instigating insurrection, conspiring to deceive the United States, conspiring to make false statements, and disobeying official procedures. recommended investigating Trump for obstruction.

Following the referral to the criminals, the commission’s 845-page final report was released on Thursday as the commission concludes its 18-month-long investigation.

The Justice Department doesn’t have to follow through with inquiries from congressional committees, but Chairman Benny Thompson, D-Miss., said Monday he was confident the DOJ would eventually indict Trump. said.

“The committee thought it over,” Thompson said in an interview with CNN.

“What our investigation found, in evaluating the evidence uncovered by our commission, is that these actions taken by former President Trump clearly caused problems for this country.” he added.

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