(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- As the January 6 Select Committee wraps up its investigation into former President Donald Trump’s role in inciting the Capitol riot, they are calling on the Department of Justice to prosecute him despite lacking the constitutional authority to do so, according to Breitbart.
Congressional committees are legislative and not a part of enforcing the law, which is the power of the executive branch, according to the U.S. Constitution. Despite this fact, the committee is gearing up to ask the DOJ about prosecuting the former president ahead of Republicans taking control of the lower chamber of Congress.
The committee is alleging that Trump committed multiple crimes. Rep. Adam Schiff, who previously mislead the public about the validity of Russian collusion, also lied about several other offenses. He lied about his role in a “whistleblower” complaint that led to the first impeachment of the president, he contrived a transcript of a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and reportedly spied on multiple members of Congress during the impeachment investigation.
Now, Schiff is calling for the DOJ to criminally prosecute Trump on three charges such as “insurrection, obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy to defraud the federal government.” The last charge refers to Trump’s attempt to appoint a different slate of electors during the certification of the 2020 election.
The committee was entirely handpicked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. After she denied House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s picks for representation, he pulled all of his picks out and the Republican Party was left with Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.
Schiff said that the committee is considering whether to refer members of Congress to the Ethics Committee for refusing to testify. The committee had sought to subpoena McCarthy and Jim Jordan earlier in the year for trying to appoint different electors, although Schiff himself reportedly spent Trump’s first term trying to remove him from office.