On Monday, the House January 6 Committee urged the Department of Justice to bring criminal charges against former President Donald Trump during its final meeting. 
The committee, tasked with investigating the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, announced several non-binding referrals as it wrapped up its investigation.
"We understand the gravity of each and every referral we are making today just as we understand the magnitude of the crime against democracy that we describe in our report,” Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin said. “But we have gone where the facts and the law lead us, and inescapably they lead us here."
The panel, made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans, announced four criminal referrals for Trump: obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to make a false statement, and inciting, assisting, or aiding an insurrection.
The panel also announced referrals for Republican Reps. Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan, Scott Perry, and Andy Biggs to the House Ethics Committee for ignoring the panel’s subpoenas. Additionally, the committee said it would refer Trump’s former attorney, John Eastman, for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
Raskin said others may also be worth prosecuting, and Trump may have violated other statutes. But the Department of Justice would be in a better position to reach that conclusion in its own investigation.
The committee will wrap up completely by January 3, 2023, as the new Congress begin its session with the Republicans in charge of the House, concluding the inquiry that was launched in June of 2021.