September 28, 2022
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the chairman of the Jan. 6 committee, is ruling out making a criminal referral to the Justice Department.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the chairman of the Jan. 6 committee, is ruling out making a criminal referral to the Justice Department.

The panel will “look at the facts” and publicly release the evidence, but it will be up to federal prosecutors to pursue any charges against former President Donald Trump or anyone else, Thompson said Monday.

“No, you know, we’re going to tell the facts. If the Department of Justice looks at it and assumes that there’s something that needs further review, I’m sure they’ll do it,” Thompson said.

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