Trump Announces a List of 5 Congress Members He Wants Arrested Over What They Did

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Former President Donald Trump is calling for criminal charges against January 6 House committee members who investigated the attack on the U.S. Capitol waged by his supporters.

In a post to Truth Social Thursday afternoon, Trump raged about the four-month prison sentence handed earlier in the day to his former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, who in 2022 was convicted of defying a congressional subpoena issued by the January 6 House committee.

An older man with light-toned skin and an older woman with medium-toned skin sit across from one another, in front of a grassy graveyard. The people are Tom Hanks and Christiane Amanpour.© TheWrap

Tom Hanks masterfully avoided making a political statement when asked about Donald Trump and his potential re-election, just a week after Trump was convicted on 34 felonies in a New York court, in an interview with CNN on Thursday.

“I think there is always a reason to be worried about the short-term. But I look at the longer term of what happened… Our constitution says, ‘We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union.’ That journey to a more perfect union has missteps in it, we know. I can catalog them as much as you can … and I’m just a guy that makes movies and reads books,” Hanks said.

The actor and World War II buff sat down with CNN at an 80th Anniversary commemoration of D-Day, the Allied assault that marks the “start of the end” of that war, to discuss America’s history and potential future.

Before being asked about the former president, Hanks spent time reflecting on his starring role in in the 1998 film “Saving Private Ryan,” which tells the story of this historic day. “Part of it is glamorous fun,” he said, before delving into the more intense aspects of the experience.

“There is a moment where of course, we’re just pretending. But there comes a moment where the reason we’re there is to capture the truth, as the film rolls,” Hanks added. “And to be cold, wet, scared, and have it be awfully noisy for an awful long time…For good or for bad, that movie is a document that has to accurately reflect the tenor of that day, and I’d like to think we did that.”

Trump has previously claimed that the January 6 committee “deleted” all of its evidence related to its investigation after Representative Barry Loudermilk, the Republican chairman of the House Administration’s Subcommittee on Oversight, said that some of the evidence gathered in the investigation was not preserved.

Loudermilk later wrote in a report regarding his subcommittee’s investigation into the January 6 panel that lawmakers had “failed to archive” video recordings and transcripts of some of the witness interviews. Much of the committee’s probe was made public in an 845-page report and through televised hearings. Several transcripts of witness interviews have also been made available to the public.

In the final days of its investigation, the January 6 House committee made criminal referrals to the Justice Department and recommended that Trump face charges over his actions surrounding the Capitol attack. The DOJ later indicted Trump, who was charged with attempting to unlawfully remain in office after losing to President Joe Biden in 2020.

During an appearance on CNN Thursday night, Lofgren said Trump’s allegations about evidence being deleted were “garbage.” “You know, he is not that familiar with the truth,” the congresswoman told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins. “We’ve seen that throughout. I mean this whole thing on Bannon. Bannon was held in contempt because he didn’t honor a subpoena. Very simple.”

Kinzinger also responded to Trump’s claims in a post to X, formerly Twitter, by sharing a link to the January 6 committee’s final report. “Once again, all evidence can be found here, on the public and available World Wide Web,” the former congressman wrote.

After his guilty verdict in July 2022, Bannon filed an appeal, which paused the start of his prison sentence while the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reviewed his request. Last month, the appeals court upheld Bannon’s conviction, and federal prosecutors asked the court to order that Bannon begin his sentence. Federal Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump appointee who has presided over the case, on Thursday agreed with prosecutors.

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