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Trump seeks deal to end Capitol investigation

Trump seeks deal to end Capitol investigation

Former President of the United States Donald Trump He tries to reach an agreement with the US Justice Department to close the investigation investigating the attack on the Capitol Building, the seat of the National Congress, On January 6, 2021and the possible attempt by a Republican to sabotage the outcome of the 2020 election, which was won by Democrat Joe Biden. Information from CNN International.

Sources told US radio that talks about a possible deal are taking place between the former president’s team, the attorney general in the case, Thomas Windom, and the US attorney’s office in Washington, which is leading the investigation.

The attempt to agree comes as the investigation progresses and names close to Trump are approached, including the summoning of former White House officials. The investigation seeks to understand whether Trump wanted to sabotage the 2020 election, which culminated in the Democrat’s victory. Joe Biden.

According to the Washington Post, federal investigators are analyzing the Republicans’ conversations and collecting phone data from some of his closest aides. Investigators are said to be monitoring Trump’s instructions to try to prevent Biden’s electoral victory from being endorsed, including calls for allies to insert fake voters in states won by the Democrat.

This week, a US court sentenced Jay Rivett, a member of the far-right group Three Persons, to seven years in prison for breaking into the building. The conviction is the highest yet among the Trump followers who attacked the Capitol.

Trump’s lawyers have already acknowledged the possibility of justice in bringing charges against the client. The defense is also considering how to respond to an investigation in Georgia into Trump’s possible unlawful involvement in the 2020 state election.

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Despite the situation, sources close to the former president indicate that he does not believe he will be indicted and that he is already considering his possible presidential campaign in 2024. So far, no criminal indictment has been made against a former US president, a hypothesis that would have repercussions on the next presidential election race.

In recent weeks, a congressional committee investigating the Capitol Hill attack noted that Trump chose not to act to stop the January 6 invasion and concluded that the Republican should be held responsible for the attack. “Trump sat and watched the attack on TV. He did nothing and chose to do nothing,” said Republican Adam Kinzinger, one of the committee members.

In July, Trump rated investigations It was executed by a congressional committee as a “mockery of justice.”

* With AFP and ANSA