According to a report by the New York Times, the January 6 Committee is divided on whether to criminally refer Trump to the Justice Department.
The panel previously said that Trump and members of his campaign “engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States.”
The Committee’s vice chair Liz Cheney on Sunday responded to the New York Times report during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union.
“There’s a dispute on your committee, as I don’t need to tell you some people feel like a referral, which actually has no legal weight, would only taint the process under which Attorney General Merrick Garland might act. Some feel that that’s the wrong argument, that ‘right is right’ and the committee has the evidence it has. Where do you come down?” Tapper asked Cheney.
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“There’s not really a dispute on the committee,” Cheney responded.
“The committee is working in a really collaborative way to discuss these issues, as we are with all of the issues we’re addressing, and we’ll continue to work together to do so. So I wouldn’t characterize there as being a dispute on the committee,” she added.
“It is absolutely clear that what President Trump was doing … was unlawful,” Cheney said.
“We have not made a decision about referrals on the committee,” Cheney said when asked if the committee has evidence to criminally refer Trump.
“It is absolutely clear that what President Trump was doing … was unlawful.”
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) responds to a New York Times report saying the Jan. 6 committee has evidence to make a criminal referral for former President Trump to the Justice Department. #CNNSOTU @CNNSotu pic.twitter.com/Aftprmjmd4
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