"Unfortunately, I don't believe that it's going to move the needle," said Fanone, who now serves as a law enforcement analyst for CNN. "I think most of the people in this country are indifferent toward what happened on Jan. 6, and everyone else is pretty well encamped in their side of the political aisle."
Former Proud Boy leader Enrique Tarrio and four other members of the radical right-wing gang had their federal indictments upgraded from merely conspiring to obstruct the certification of the 2020 presidential election to seditious conspiracy today, documents unsealed in federal court revealed.
Thompson’s claim that Jan. 6 committee won’t criminally refer Trump or others to DOJ meets resistance from committee
The chairman of the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol told reporters Monday that the panel will not make any criminal referral of former President Donald Trump or anyone else to the Justice Department – a claim that met swift pushback from members of the panel.
“No, you know, we’re going to tell the facts. If the Department of Justice looks at it, and assume that there’s something that needs further review, I’m sure they’ll do it,” Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson said when asked whether the committee would refer Trump or others to the department.
...While Thompson drew the distinct line, his statement drew quick reactions from members of the committee, revealing the panel is split over how to handle a potential referral of the former President and his associates for prosecution. The committee this month is holding a series of hearings that are designed to show Trump was at the center of a conspiracy to prevent the certification of the 2020 presidential election results and the peaceful transfer of power.
The Atlanta-area prosecutors scrutinizing former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia said Tuesday that all 16 of the “fake electors” who participated in a plan to subvert the Electoral College are now targets of an ongoing criminal investigation.
Court documents filed late Tuesday reveal Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has informed all 16 of the individuals who signed an “unofficial electoral certificate” that was ultimately sent to the National Archives in late 2020 they may be indicted in the probe.
The significant development indicates prosecutors are moving closer to possible criminal charges against those involved in the effort. It also suggests the probe may be drawing closer to Trump himself, as it comes on the heels of subpoenas that were issued to several members of the former President’s legal team who took part in overseeing the effort to overturn the election results in Georgia and other key battleground states.