The Jan. 6 select committee subpoenaed former president Donald Trump on Friday, a historic — if largely symbolic — step that is unlikely to compel Trump’s testimony before the panel dissolves at the end of the year.

The panel’s chair, Rep. Bennie Thompson, issued the subpoena eight days after the panel unanimously authorized the Mississippi Democrat to demand the former president’s testimony. It’s just the second time in modern U.S. history that Congress has taken such a step.



The committee is demanding his testimony and documents related to evidence that it says proves Trump played a “central role” in attempting to subvert the 2020 election, triggered the violent mob attack on the Capitol that followed and exacerbated it while police attempted to regain control.

The subpoena gives Trump until Nov. 4 to produce documents and sets Nov. 14 as a deposition date.

“The evidence demonstrates that you knew this activity was illegal and unconstitutional,” Thompson and vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) wrote in a letter accompanying the subpoena, “and also knew that your assertions of fraud were false.”



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21.10.2022

The Jan. 6 select committee subpoenaed former president Donald Trump on Friday, a historic — if largely symbolic — step that is unlikely to compel Trump’s testimony before the panel dissolves at the end of the year.

The panel’s chair, Rep. Bennie Thompson, issued the subpoena........

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