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Members of the Jan. 6 select committee are homing in on a politically explosive question: Did Donald Trump’s actions amid the Capitol attack amount to criminal obstruction of Congress?  Twice this week, committee vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has raised the possibility that Trump's conduct while a mob of his supporters overtook the Capitol could qualify as an effort to obstruct the certification of Joe Biden's victory. Cheney described that as a “key” topic facing the panel, particularly as it seeks the testimony of one of Trump’s onetime closest aides, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

 

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/12/15/trump-january-6-obstruction-law-524806

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1 minute ago, Duck615 said:

you are railroading people... not justice... you fuckers don't even understand the truth

The truth is there was an attempt at an insurrection and a coup they tried to take over the government of the United States and invalidate a perfectly valid election

 

Truth

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Just now, slideman said:

It is likely Trump will not be charged with insurrection either but he certainly can be charged with obstruction of a congressional proceeding

 

The committee is attempting to adduce evidence to that effect right now.

SO there will be a trial. Congress cannot convict

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Just now, Duck615 said:

SO there will be a trial. Congress cannot convict

Congress makes a referral to the justice department and the justice department carries out the criminal proceeding

If congress makes the referral Garland will find it very difficult not to pursue an indictment.

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Just now, slideman said:

Congress makes a referral to the justice department and the justice department carries out the criminal proceeding

If congress makes the referral Garland will find it very difficult not to pursue an indictment.

don't bet on it... set a very bad precedent. 

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2 minutes ago, crazyhole said:

How many degrees of separation do you have to get to before there is a legitimate claim of innocence?

If he committed an inaction that allowed the riot to continue he is guilty

 

You should read the statute.

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