The DOJ will get thousands of Capitol attack-related interviews, which means they will be spending the holidays investigating Trump.
Video of Norm Eisen talking about the lift the DOJ will get from the 1/6 Committee’s investigation:
.@NormEisen “These are the toughest criminal cases facing trump, the Mar-a-Lago documents case, the Georgia DA’s criminal case for the alleged election denial, those are easier cases. So DOJ can use a little bit of a lift from the committee and the committee is giving them one.” pic.twitter.com/TxMduc0N7p
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) December 20, 2022
Eisen said on CNN:
They don’t need the referrals, but I think the referrals are helpful. As you noted, there is a mountain of evidence here. The committee has really been a trailblazer. They were ahead of DOJ and that evidence is compelling but the legal analysis is important as well.
These are the toughest of the criminal indicates facing Trump, the Mar-a-Lago documents case, the Georgia DA’s criminal case for the alleged election denial, those are easier cases. So DOJ can use a little bit of a lift from the committee and the committee is giving them one.
The Department of Justice and Special Counsel Jack Smith are going to be very busy when the 1/6 Committee’s evidence is fully turned over. Anytime an investigation can get the transcripts of interviews with over 1,000 witnesses, it is going to provide a lift. The DOJ will certainly find new information, and it will help to support their ongoing investigations.
The 1/6 Committee’s investigation has always been a threat to Trump’s political future, but the politics and the potential for criminal prosecution are set to become a potential perfect storm.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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