Cheney: Jan. 6 panel could make multiple criminal referrals of Trump

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(Reuters) -The congressional panel investigating last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump’s supporters could make multiple referrals to the Justice Department seeking criminal charges against the former president, its vice chair Liz Cheney said. Cheney, in an interview aired on Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” program, also said the department does not need to wait for the House of Representatives select committee to make a formal recommendation of charges to take action against Trump. Asked whether the committee’s hearings have demonstrated that Trump needs to be prosecuted, Cheney s…

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