Trump issues statement responding to Jan. 6 criminal referrals

Trump issues statement responding to Jan. 6 criminal referrals


The January 6 Committee announced Monday that it would urge the Justice Department to prosecute former President Donald Trump, among others, over the Capitol riot that took place that day. The 45th president took the news well, however.

In a statement posted to his Truth Social account, the former president said the criminal referrals will only make him “stronger.”

 “These folks don’t get it that when they come after me, people who love freedom rally around me.  It strengthens me. What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger,” he wrote. “Americans know that I pushed for 20,000 troops to prevent violence on Jan 6, and that I went on television and told everyone to go home… The people understand that the Democratic Bureau of Investigation, the DBI, are out to keep me from running for president because they know I’ll win and that this whole business of prosecuting me is just like impeachment was — a partisan attempt to sideline me and the Republican Party.”

He continued: “The Fake charges made by the highly partisan Unselect Committee of January 6th have already been submitted, prosecuted, and tried in the form of Impeachment Hoax # 2. I WON convincingly. Double Jeopardy anyone!”

The four criminal referrals are for obstruction of an official proceeding; conspiracy to defraud… 


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