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Tue Jan 5, 2021, 10:51 AM

Jim Clyburn Hopes Criminal Charges Will Be Pursued Against Trump Over Georgia Call

Source: Newsweek

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Many Trump critics and legal experts have suggested that criminal charges could be brought against the president, saying he attempted to deprive state's residents of a free and fair election. Some Democratic lawmakers have also called for the president to be impeached a second time over the call. Clyburn, in a Tuesday interview with CNN, dismissed the calls for impeachment but suggested criminal charges should be considered.

"I do believe with only 14 or 15 days left in this presidency, it would be a waste of our time here in the House to pursue impeachment," said the South Carolina representative. "I suspect if all that I heard on this tape is to be investigated, there could very well be criminal charges brought by state and local governments down there in Georgia."

"I would hope that that would be pursued," Clyburn added. "And that is something that can be pursued even after January 20."

The White House did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment. A press representative for Georgia's Attorney General Chris Carr emailed Newsweek an outline of how any potential election law violations could be investigated, but did not respond as to whether a probe of the call would move forward.

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Tue Jan 5, 2021, 11:03 AM

1. I sincerely hope he gets this message through to Biden

and any other page turners. We simply cannot let this pass.

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Tue Jan 5, 2021, 07:19 PM

2. Biden has said he will not interfere with any DOJ decisions

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