Donald Trump subpoena: January 6 panel asks former president to testify

WASHINGTON– The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol issued a subpoena on Friday to Donald Trump, exercising its subpoena power against the former president who lawmakers say , is the “central cause” of a coordinated multi-party effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

The nine-member panel sent a letter to Trump’s attorneys, demanding his sworn testimony by Nov. 14 and outlining a request for a series of related documents, including personal communications between the former president and members of Congress. as well as extremist groups.

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“We recognize that subpoenaing a former president is an important and historic action,” President Bennie Thompson and Vice President Liz Cheney wrote in the letter to Trump. “We do not take this step lightly.”

It’s unclear how Trump and his legal team will respond to the subpoena.

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