The Jan. 6 panel is compiling reams of evidence Trump broke these 2 federal laws in seeking to throw out the 2020 election he lost

Former President Donald Trump.

House panel says it has evidence Trump broke two federal laws surrounding the January 6, 2021, insurrection.
But legal experts say Trump could have a strong legal defense.
The committee is using a series of public hearings to present evidence to support their claims.

When the House select committee began its 10-month investigation into the January 6 insurrection, lawmakers set out to uncover and present evidence from the first disruption of the peaceful transfer of power in American history.

Now, with the committee half-way through its hearings for June, another goal is coming into sharper focus: To painstakingly show why they believe former President Donald Trump violated several federal laws in the events leading up to the insurrection and its aftermath; a federal judge ruled in March that Trump “likely” committed a felony.

The committee explicitly stated that it has evidence to show that then-President Trump and his campaign staff carried out an “illegal” and “unconstitutional” attempt to obstruct Congress’ election certifying Joe Biden’s victory  and “engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States.”

“President Trump’s advisors knew what he was saying was false, and they told him so directly and repeatedly,” Committee Vice-Chair Liz Cheney said during a video released by the committee on Wednesday before the third hearing.  

The committee does not have the authority to prosecute the former president. But it can make criminal referrals to the Justice Department, and it appears to be laying out a methodical case that could mar Trump’s political standing and inform a future criminal case against him. 

Three legal experts told Insider how the Justice Department could build their case to issue charges against Trump, but noted the former president may have a strong legal defense. 

Lawmakers on the House January 6 committee will air the inquiry’s findings during a public …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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