Senate Intel Cmte Made Criminal Referrals For Trump Jr, Kushner, Bannon, Prince
According to NBC News, Republican and Democratic leaders on the Senate Intelligence Committee made criminal referrals to the Justice Department for Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Erik Prince and Sam Clovis in 2019.
- Citing an official familiar with the matter, the news outlet reported that the referrals to federal prosecutors were regarding “suspicions that the men may have misled the committee during their testimony.”
- NBC News noted that “A criminal referral to the Justice Department means Congress believes a matter warrants investigation for potential violation of the law.” The committee’s concerns were laid out “in a letter to the U.S. attorney's office in Washington, D.C., in June 2019, the official said.”
- The official confirmed reports in the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post, the latter of which reported that the letter was divided into two parts: one section naming those suspected of making false statements, including Bannon, Clovis and Prince; and a second section raising “concerns about the testimony of other witnesses, including Trump Jr. and Kushner, whose statements were contradicted by Trump campaign aide Richard Gates, although it did not pointedly make a false-statements allegation.”