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January 6 committee issues subpoena to Trump for testimony and documents

The House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob issued a subpoena and documents for former President Donald Trump on Friday, asking him to testify under oath on the 14 November or around this date.

The committee is also looking for documents by November 4.

The subpoena was widely expected after the committee voted unanimously on October 13 at its final hearing which provided new evidence and testimony to bolster the bipartisan panel’s argument that the deadly violence of January 6 was the direct and predictable result of Trump’s choices in the weeks that followed. he lost his bid for re-election.

“As demonstrated during our hearings, we have gathered overwhelming evidence, including from dozens of your former appointees and staff, that you personally orchestrated and oversaw a multi-part effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election and make impediment to the peaceful transition of power,” President Bennie said. G. Thompson (D-Miss.) and Vice President Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said in a statement, part of a 10-page letter to Trump.

Cheney and Thompson outlined 19 document requests, in which they seek Trump’s communications with Roger Stone, former Secret Service agent Anthony Ornato, attorneys John Eastman and Sidney Powell, and more than a dozen others. and members of extremist groups.

The committee is asking for “information sufficient to identify each telephone or other communication device” that Trump used from November 3, 2020 to January 20, 2021. They also specifically asked for communications made over Signal, an encrypted telephone messaging application, on any personal device or any communication made by any other means.

This is news in development and will be updated.

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