Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R.Ill.) Sunday stated that the House select Committee looking into the attack on Jan. 6, 2001 is investigating whether former President Donald TrumpIt was a crime to try and obstruct certification of 2020 election results.

Kinzinger is one of two RepublicansOn the committee, stated on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he wasn’t prepared to say yet if he believed Trump had broken the law, however, “by the end of our investigation, and by the time our report is out, [we’ll] have a pretty good idea.”

“We’ll be able to, you know, have out on the public record anything Justice Department needs maybe in pursuit of that,” he added.

“Nobody is above the law. And if the president knowingly allowed what happened on Jan. 6 to happen, and in fact was giddy about it, and that violates a criminal statute, he needs to be held accountable for that,” he said.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.At a hearing last Wednesday, he indicated that Trump was the vice-chair of the panel. could have acted criminally.

“Mr. Meadows’s testimony will bear on another key question before this committee: Did Donald Trump, through action or inaction, corruptly seek to obstruct or impede Congress’ official proceeding to count electoral votes?” she said.

Her words mirrored language in a federal felony statute, which holds that “whoever corruptly … obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so, shall be … imprisoned not more than 20 years.”

The House voted last week to recommend criminal contempt charges against Mark Meadows, Trump’s former chief of staff, who refused to comply with a congressional subpoena. As part of its mission to get a complete picture of the execution and planning of the Capitol attack, the committee interviewed many witnesses and subpoenaed numerous people.

Source: HuffPost.com.

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