Jan. 6 Panel Member: New Crimes Alleged in Report Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., listens during a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee at Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 17. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
By Charlie McCarthy | Thursday, 14 April 2022 09:37 AM
A member of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's partisan Jan. 6 select committee told The Washington Post that the panel will issue a report including "crimes that have not yet been alleged."
Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., who led the second impeachment against former President Donald Trump and sits on the committee of Democrats and two anti-Trump Republicans, also told the Post that the panel plans public hearings in May and June that will be scheduled "in a way that the big majority of the population will be able to tune in live," the Post reported Wednesday.
"We have not been shy about criminal evidence we encounter, and our report will be profuse in setting forth crimes that have not yet been alleged," Raskin told the Post.
"But, having said that, we are not a prosecutorial entity. Our job is to make a report to Congress and the American people about what happened on Jan. 6 and what needs to be done to prevent coups and insurrections going forward."
Asked if there will be "consequences for those behind" the Capitol attack, Raskin said people needed to be "patient."
"As in most mob-style investigations, the Department of Justice seems to be working its way up from the bottom to the top," Raskin told the Post.
"That's why I'm telling the people who are despairing over the fact that the people at the top always seem to get away with it to be patient because I do think they are working their way up."
Hundreds of people have been charged in connection with the Capitol assault, but the Justice Department has not embarked on any prosecutions against Trump or those close to the former president.
The Democrat-led House approved "contempt of Congress" charges April 6 against Peter Navarro and Daniel Scavino, for failing to cooperate with the probe into the attack on the Capitol.
The two men did not comply with subpoenas to appear before the Jan. 6 select committee.
Trump's daughter Ivanka testified before the Jan. 6 select committee on April 5. Her testimony lasted about eight hours, a source told Reuters.