The House of Representatives Select Committee investigates the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Congress.
Announced Friday that the committee had has sent an official summons To former President Donald Trump, who has portrayed him as a key figure in a multi-step plan to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Committee announced summons had been sent to former pm Donald Trump
The committee has issued a subpoena to try to force Trump to sit under oath and provide documents. The panel ordered Trump to submit the documents by Nov. 4 and appear in person, or almost as. “One day or more of the testimony begins on or around November 14.”
Trump’s lawyers said Friday afternoon they would review the subpoena. “and respond appropriately to this unprecedented action.”
Although it is unclear whether Trump will comply with the summons. But the act gave the committee a way to mark and make it clear they wanted direct information from Trump as the panel investigates the attack. Trump can still fight the subpoena in court.
This could trigger a hugely important battle that could reach the highest level of the country’s judiciary. But it is possible that such legal challenges will last much longer than the Commission’s mandate.
Ahead of the summons, Liz Cheney, vice president of the Wyoming Republican Committee, spoke at a Harvard event earlier this week. She assumed Trump would comply with his legal obligations and honor the committee’s summons.
“But if that doesn’t happen We will follow the steps we have to do after that. But I don’t want to go down that path too much at this point.”
different from the previous court announcement The committee released all the summons sent to Trump along with the requested documents on Friday.
“As demonstrated in our ruling We have gathered overwhelming evidence. including from dozens of former appointees and your employees.
that you have prepared and overseen a multitude of efforts to overthrow the 2020 presidential election and thwart a peaceful transition of power,” said Cheney and Mississippi Democratic Representative Bennie Thompson, chairman of the committee. write in a summons letter.
The panel summarized what was presented at the hearing to show why Trump believes He personally “managed and supervised” attempts to overthrow the election.
It says Trump “Willfully and maliciously” has spread false claims that the 2020 elections were stolen to aid his plan to overthrow the elections and demand donations.
The committee portrays Trump as “Coordinating and overseeing” attempts to get false voters in the pressure campaign enacted by Trump Panel highlights indicate that Trump is trying “Corrupt Ministry of Justice” by letting the officials do “False statements” illegally pressure government officials to change election results.
Pressured former Vice President Mike Pence to refuse to count. The Jan. 6 vote “despite knowing it’s illegal” and pressures parliamentarians to oppose legitimate voters.
Trump’s attorney David Warrington released a statement Friday afternoon saying: “We will deal with this as an adviser to President Donald J.
Trump. one more time that is an insult to appropriate and customary norms and procedures The committee released a copy of its subpoena to the public. Like other matters similar We will examine and analyze and will respond appropriately to this unprecedented action.”
Trump responded to a unanimous committee resolution summoning him.
The former prime minister posted a post criticizing True Cabinet for a long time after the members unanimously voted to summon him. But did not say whether to comply or not.
Trump also recently shared a Fox story on Truth Social claiming that he “Like the idea of witnessing,” but Trump was able to fight the subpoena in court. And such legal challenges are likely to outlast the committee’s order.
In the summons, the committee called on Trump to shift any communications sent or received during November 3, 2020, to January 20, 2021, particularly with more than a dozen of his close allies who have become key players. broadly Plans to fail the 2020 election.
- Michael FlynnFormer Trump National Security Adviser
- Roger StoneLongtime Republican Aide Got a pardon from Trump
- Stephen BannonFormer Trump Adviser convicted of contempt of parliament
- Rudy GiulianiFormer Trump Attorney
- Jeffrey ClarkFormer Ministry of Justice
- John EastmanConservative lawyer working with Trump to overturn 2020 elections
- Christina BobbFormer One America News Network host and current Trump attorney.
- Jenna EllisFormer member of Trump’s legal team.
- Sydney PowellFormer member of Trump’s legal team.
- Kenneth ChasebroThe Lawyer Behind the 2020 Election Falling Law Theory
- Boris EpshteynTrump Adviser
- Cleta MitchellLawyers working for Trump after the 2020 elections
- Patrick ByrneFormer Overstock CEO and Election Rejector
The Committee’s communication request includes Trump’s signal communication. The committee also noted that it wanted Trump to testify about his interactions with several individuals. including people on the same list which claimed the Fifth Amendment when asked by the committee about its contacts with the former president.
“This subpoena calls for testimony regarding their correspondence with several individuals who are now calling their own Fifth Amendment rights against self-accused about their communications with you, including Roger.
Stone, US Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (retire), John Eastman, Jeffrey Clark and Kelli Ward,” the committee wrote in a letter to Trump.
The House of Representatives committee’s latest ruling in which members voted to subpoena him served as a closing argument for the American public ahead of the midterm elections where Trump was at the center of a multifaceted plan to fall. Clear the 2020 presidential election.
“It is our duty to seek testimony from Donald Trump,” Thompson said before a summons vote during the hearing.
Cheney said during the hearing that Trump’s pursuit of testimony under oath was still It is a “mission important” as many witnesses closest to the former president have called for a Fifth Amendment against self-deprecating in response to their interactions with Trump.
“It is our duty to seek direct answers from the man who set this up,” Cheney said, referring to Trump.