Washington, July 15 (Prensa Latina) American legislators members of the special committee of the House of Representatives who are investigating today the assault on the Capitol analyze the possibility of calling ex-president Donald Trump (2017-2021) and his vice president Mike Pence.
After seven public hearings on the events of January 6, 2021 and the Republican tycoon’s attempts to annul the results of the 2020 elections, Representative Adam Kinzinger communicated to The Wall Street Journal that the panel evaluates whether to issue citations to both. .
Last April, the Democrat Bennie Thompson, leader of the investigative commission, said that Pence’s testimony might not be necessary given the information collected from other sources, but this week he said that he is thinking of interviewing Trump.
In one of the lower house hearings, the congressmen detailed how the former head of the White House tried to pressure Pence to cancel the 2020 elections and linked the pressure campaign to the second in command of the government with the violent events during the asalto a la sede del Congreso.
For the Tuesday 21st of July, the eighth and until now the last hearing is scheduled in which they seek to demonstrate the responsibility of Trump in the attack on the Capitol, considered the worst attack on the democracy of the United States, with a balance of five dead and more. 140 policías heridos.
Si bien el panel no puede presentar legal cargos contra el expresidente, su misión central ha sido discover el alcance completo de su intento de tener la transferencia de poder y connectar sus efforts con la violencia de aquella jornada.
In the last instance, the Departamento de Justicia would have to be the one who decided to present criminal charges.
A pesar de los vientos en contra, el expresidente dijo a la revista New York Magazine that he is convinced to postularse en 2024, solo no sabe cuando make oficial el anuncio si antes o despues de las elecciones de medio termo de noviembre próximo.