< /p> UPDATE DAY
The group of US lawmakers investigating the attack on Congress by supporters of Donald Trump will recommend indictments, its leader announced Tuesday.
“We have made a decision on the prosecution,” Democrat Bennie Thompson told reporters.
The head of the so-called “January 6th” commission, the date of the Capitol storming in 2021, however, did not indicate who could be targeted by these charges.
“We have not yet made a final decision, our options are on the table”, specified the elected official Pete Aguilar , another member of the commission, during a press conference.
Mid-October, this panel had summoned Donald Trump to appear in its investigation. But the former president refuses for the moment to testify.
On January 6, 2021, hundreds of supporters of the former president, convinced by his allegations of “electoral fraud”, had sown chaos in the temple of American democracy, when elected officials certified the victory of Joe Biden.
The Republican, who had urged his supporters to “fight like the devils”, had immediately been the subject of an impeachment trial in Congress, but was acquitted thanks to senators from his party.
The decision to indict him will ultimately rest with Justice Minister Merrick Garland, who in mid-November special prosecutor to independently investigate Donald Trump.
This expert, Jack Smith, issued initial subpoenas to provide him with documents in states where the former president lobbied election officials , according to revelations on Tuesday from the American press.