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House Jan. 6 Cmte. Expected to Refer Trump for Criminal Charges as Proud Boys Trial Kicks Off

HeadlineDec 19, 2022

In the nation’s capital, the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection is holding its final public hearing today, ahead of the expected release of its report Wednesday. The committee is reportedly expected to issue criminal referrals against Donald Trump and others.

Also today in Washington, D.C., jury selection begins in the federal trial of former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four other senior members of the white nationalist group nearly two years after the deadly insurrection. Prosecutors charged the defendants with seditious conspiracy, conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding, and other offenses.

Meanwhile, on Friday, Douglas Jensen of Iowa was sentenced to five years in prison for taking part in the Capitol attack. Separately, another rioter, Tennessee man Edward Kelley, was charged with plotting to assassinate the federal agents who investigated him. Kelley was already facing charges for assaulting a police officer.

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