It’s going to get complicated, so here are the four criminal statues the January 6th Committee is referring to the Department of Justice, for future reference. Might be a good idea to memorize them for conversations and discussion.
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“Our Committee had the opportunity last Spring to present much of our evidence to a federal judge… The judge concluded that both former President Donald Trump and John Eastman likely violated two federal criminal statutes.” –
“The first criminal statute we invoke for referral is Title 18 Section 1512(c). We believe that the evidence assembled throughout our hearings warrants a criminal referral of former President Donald J. Trump, John Eastman, and others for violations of this statute.
“Second, we believe that there is more than sufficient evidence to refer former President Donald J. Trump, John Eastman, and others for violating Title 18 Section 371.
“Third, we make a referral based on Title 18 Section 1001, which makes it unlawful to knowingly and willfully make materially false statements to the federal government.
“The fourth and final statute we invoke for referral is Title 18 Section 2383. This statute applies to anyone, who incites, assists, or engages in insurrection against the United States, and anyone who “gives aid or comfort” to an insurrection.
“We understand the gravity of each and every referral we are making today… just as we understand the magnitude of the crime against democracy we describe in our Report.
But we have gone where the facts and the law lead us, and inescapably they lead us here.”