January 27, 2023

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The panel recommends criminal prosecution of Trump

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Former US President Donald Trump is under investigation for the attack on the Capitol.

A panel investigating the attack on the US Capitol is recommending that the US Justice Department open criminal investigations against former President Donald Trump, 76, and confidants. The House of Representatives voted unanimously to do so at a public hearing in Washington on Monday.

The panel’s recommendation is not binding — the Justice Department makes its own decision on whether to prosecute Republicans. It is not known when this decision will come. However, such a recommendation is unprecedented. That’s because the group accuses Trump of rioting, disrupting public order and conspiracy against the US government. The committee’s vote is a strong signal, can influence the decision-making process and lead to an impeachment.