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The Jan. 6 committee report and what the DOJ may do next

Members of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol hold its last public meeting in the Canon House Office Building on Capitol Hill on December 19, 2022 in Washington, DC.  (Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)
Members of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol hold its last public meeting in the Canon House Office Building on Capitol Hill on December 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)

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For the first time in American history, Congress has referred a former president for criminal prosecution.

What will the Justice Department do?

“To this day, we do not have that direct link saying that Donald Trump planned in advance this physical attack,” law professor Barbara McQuade said on MSNBC. “It may be that the Justice Department is able to do that.”

Today, On Point: The Jan. 6 committee report and what the Department of Justice may do next.

Guests

Paula Reid, senior legal affairs correspondent for CNN. (@PaulaReidCNN)

Barbara McQuade, law professor at the University of Michigan. U.S attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2015-2017. Assistant U.S. attorney in Detroit for 12 years, serving as deputy chief of the National Security Unit.  (@BarbMcQuade)

Jack BeattyOn Point news analyst. (@JackBeattyNPR)

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Jan. 6 Committee: “Release of select committee materials” — “Today, the Select Committee made public 34 transcripts of witness testimony that was gathered over the course of the Select Committee’s investigation into the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol.”

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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