August 17, 2022

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Trump makes deal to end Capitol investigation

Former President of the United States Donald Trump It is trying to reach an agreement with a US judge to close the trial investigating the attack on the Capitol, the seat of the National Congress. On January 6, 2021, and a potential Republican attempt to sabotage the outcome of the 2020 election, won by Democrat Joe Biden. Information from CNN International.

Sources told the US broadcaster that there are talks of a possible deal between the former president’s team, the case’s top prosecutor, Thomas Windom, and the US attorney’s office in Washington, which is leading the investigation.

The plea deal comes as the investigation progresses and comes close to subpoenaing names close to Trump and former White House officials. The investigation seeks to understand whether Trump wanted to sabotage the 2020 election that culminated in a Democratic victory. Joe Biden.

According to The Washington Post, federal investigators are looking into the Republican’s conversations and have collected phone data from some of his closest aides. Investigators are reportedly tracking Trump’s instructions to prevent Biden from receiving a certificate of victory, including calls for allies to introduce fake voters in states won by the Democratic Party.

This week, a US court sentenced Guy Refitt, a member of the far-right group Three Percenters, to seven years in prison for vandalizing the building. The sentence was the highest ever for Trump supporters who attacked the Capitol.

Trump’s lawyers have already acknowledged the possibility of bringing criminal charges against their client. Defense officials are also examining how to respond to an investigation into Trump’s alleged illegal involvement in the state’s 2020 election in Georgia.

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Despite the situation, sources close to the former president indicate that he does not believe he will be indicted and is already thinking about a possible presidential campaign in 2024. To date, a former US president has never been charged with a crime, which is a hypothetical. Consequences of the next presidential race.

In recent weeks, a congressional commission investigating the Capitol Hill attack concluded that Trump was unwilling to take action to stop the January 6 invasion and that Republicans were responsible for the attack. “Trump sat on television and watched the attack. He did nothing, he chose not to do anything,” said Republican Adam Kinzinger, one of the panel’s members.

In July, Trump classified investigations A “travesty of justice” was held by the Congress Commission.

*With AFP and Ansa