The Jan. 6th Select House Committee Voted To Refer Former President Donald Trump To The Department of Justice For Criminal Investigation and Potential Prosecution For Trying To Overturn The 2020 Election (CNBC Politics,Dec. 19, 2022). The 800 Plus Page Report Includes Extensive Evidence To Substantiate It’s Conclusion That Trump Is Guilty Of Criminal Activity. The Report Names Allies Of Trump As Part Of The Conspiracy.

Trump’s plan to steal the election started before he lost to Joe Biden. Additionally, before the 2016 election he announced the only way he could lose the election to Hillary Clinton was if the election was rigged. Those who view Trump as a symbol of masculinity lack insight into the signs of a psychologically weak ego. He is incapable of emotionally managing losing ao to avoid feeling overwhelming shame he creates lies that guarantees in his narcissistic mind that people will maintain the perception of him as a winner.

The witness testimonies included in the committee report are predominantly given by republican members of Trump’s inner circle. Former attorney’s, members of his White House staff and members of his administration provided the committee with eye witness accounts of Trump’s knowledge that he lost the election and was knowledgeable and in support of the attack on the Capitol by his supporters. The following documentation from the Jan. 6th report supports the committee’s referrals to the Department of Justice to pursue their investigation and potential charges against Trump:

The Jan. 6th Committee gathered extensive testimonies from people who witnessed Trump enjoying the mobs attack on the Capitol and his resistance to taking action to stop it.
  • OBSTRUCTION OF AN OFFICIAL PROCEEDING: Trump violated Section 1512 of Title 18 of the US Code when he sought to “prevent or delay the counting of lawful certified Electoral College votes from multiple States,” by personally and repeatedly pushing then-Vice President Mike Pence to refuse to count electoral votes ( Dec., 21, 2022, Fact The committee also found Trump responsible for recruiting tens and thousands of his armed followers to storm the Capitol, and “fight like hell, to save our country.”
  • CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES: Trump “entered into an agreement with individuals to obstruct a lawful function of the government (the certification of the election).” The report also found Trump “Trump and his co-conspirators “used ‘deceitful or dishonest means’” in their attempts to block the certification of the election. ( Dec. 21, 2022, Fact
  • CONSPIRACY TO MAKE A FALSE STATEMENT: This referral is about Trump conspiring with others “to submit slates of fake electors to Congress and the National Archives. Section 1001, of Title 18 specifies any member of government who “knowingly and willfully — (1)falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact; (2)makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or (3)makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry.” ( Fact
  • INCITE, ASSIST OR AID AND COMFORT AN INSURRECTION: Committee members allege that available evidence shows that Trump violated 18 U.S.C. 2383, which applies when a person “incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto.” The committee said Trump summoned his supporters to the Capitol, told them to fight like hell to take their country back, and told the mob if ” Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election.”

This investigation along with the Mara-a-Lago stolen document probe is now in the hands of DOJ special counsel Jack White. The predominantly republican witness list volunteered or co-operated with the committee by providing eyewitness accounts of Trump knowing about the impending violent mob coming to the Capitol to do whatever he asked them to do, From the moment Trump learned the mob was yelling ” hang MIke Pence” he should have taken action to clear the rioters out of the Capitol. He didn’t take that action, therefore, lives were threatened and some were lost because Trump’s ego needed to see he was still loved and respected. Watching his supporters almost destroy our democracy inflated his self-esteem and encouraged him to keep the ” big lie” narrative going.

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