US House of Representatives votes Tuesday to launch criminal prosecutions against Trump´s White House chief of staff

US House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday to recommend criminal charges of contempt of Congress against former President Donald Trump's White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, against the background of his refusal to appear before a parliamentary committee investigating the storming of Congress on January 6 /January.

The recommendation will certainly be adopted, which means that the former member of Congress will come one step closer to becoming the first official of this level to be tried after his exit from office since Harry Robbins Haldeman during the Watergate scandal nearly 50 years ago.

"We are not pleased to be here...to deal with a recommendation to refer a former colleague for criminal contempt," Representative Liz Cheney told the House.

She stressed the "seriousness" of the issue, stressing that it "is a step we would not have taken if it was not necessary."

On Monday, the committee unanimously supported the criminal prosecution of Mark Meadows for refusing to testify in the Capitol storming case.

The committee is looking at Trump's efforts to reverse the results of the 2020 election he lost, through the campaign that led to the storming of the Capitol, and the help he received in doing so from Meadows.

On Tuesday, Washington city authorities filed a complaint against two far-right groups, accusing them of involvement in the January 6 storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters.

The lawsuit accuses the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers and more than 30 individuals linked to the two groups of "conspiring to intimidate the District of Columbia", the official designation of the US capital, according to the city's attorney general, Carl Racine.


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