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January 6 Trump subpoenas: NPR


A photo of then-President Donald Trump in the Oval Office with his coat still on as he returns from speaking on the Ellipse on January 6, as the House Select Committee investigates the attack of January 6 against the United States Capitol holds a hearing on October 13.

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January 6 Trump subpoenas: NPR

A photo of then-President Donald Trump in the Oval Office with his coat still on as he returns from speaking on the Ellipse on January 6, as the House Select Committee investigates the attack of January 6 against the United States Capitol holds a hearing on October 13.

Jacquelyn Martin/AP

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill has subpoenaed former President Donald Trump for testimony under oath and for the records, the panel said in a statement. The subpoena requires Trump to produce the documents by Nov. 4 and appear to testify on or around Nov. 14.

The move comes weeks after the panel voted unanimously to subpoena Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riot.

“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 nullify the 2020 presidential election and obstruct the peaceful transition of power,” Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., panel chair, and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., its vice chair, said in a letter to Trump.

The letter underscored a key theme from the January 6 hearings: that Trump had tried to annul the election when his allegations of fraud were false, rejected by the courts and refuted by his own advisers.

“In short, you were at the center of the first and only effort by an American president to nullify an election and obstruct the peaceful transition of power, ultimately culminating in a bloody attack on our own Capitol and on Congress itself,” they said. they wrote. .

After the panel voted Oct. 13 to subpoena him, Trump, in a statement on his social truth, called the committee “a total meltdown.”

“Why didn’t the screening committee ask me to testify months ago? Why did it wait until the very end, the last moments of its last meeting? Because the committee is a total ‘BUST’ that has only served to further divide our country. which, by the way, is doing very badly – A laughing stock the world over?” he wrote.

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