Confusion as Jan. 6 committee members walk back ruling out criminal referrals

Members of the Jan. 6 committee quickly took to the airwaves to declare the a decision has not yet been made on criminal referrals after it was reported Chairman Bennie Thompson ruled it out.

The panel will "look at the facts" and publicly release the evidence, but it will be up to federal prosecutors to pursue any charges against former President Donald Trump or anyone else, Thompson told reporters Monday.


"No, you know, we're going to tell the facts. If the Department of Justice looks at it and assumes that there's something that needs further review, I'm sure they'll do it," Thompson said, as reported by CNN. Thompson added that all of the committee's final report would be made public so that "anybody can have access to it."

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