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A sigh of relief, then an odd sorrow about Jan. 6

Posted on AllSides December 20th, 2022
From The Left

The final hearing of the House select committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection concluded with the only acceptable ending after its nearly 18-month investigation — criminal referrals to the Justice Department accusing Donald Trump of federal crimes, including assisting or aiding an insurrection.

Even though the committee’s recommendation doesn’t mean DOJ has an obligation to indict Trump, what Attorney General Merrick Garland ultimately decides to do is our new national anxiety. But on Monday I felt relieved and satisfied that there were even small, symbolic steps toward accountability.

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