Jan. 6 Committee Will Make Criminal Referrals to DOJ

Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., pauses as he speaks as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (The Washington Post) − The House Select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol will make criminal referrals to the Department of Justice, though no decision has been made on the target of a referral or what allegations of crimes the potential referrals would cover.

“There’s general agreement we will do some referrals,” committee chair Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) told reporters Tuesday, adding that there’s been no formal vote among committee members nor have they voted on whom they will refer.

The committee will meet Tuesday evening when members are expected to discuss next steps.

After several high-profile public hearings over the summer, the committee is finalizing its work. Asked about the status of a final report, Thompson said that the committee is “going over printed materials now.”

The committee is still discussing how they will present the final report, Thompson added.

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