Jan. 6 Select Committee Votes To Subpoena Donald Trump

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The January 6 Committee tweeted out the breaking news that its members voted unanimously to subpoena Donald Trump during their public televised hearing. The Select Committee members considered subpoenaing the former president throughout their investigation, and now the committee will wrap his subpoena into their investigation:

‘BREAKING: The Select Committee unanimously votes to subpoena Donald J. Trump, former President of the United States, to provide evidence as part of the committee’s investigation.’

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In its blockbuster House January 6 Select Committee hearing, Chair Bennie Thompson (R-MS) said that the committee will subpoena the former president a full year after the investigation into the attempted coup began, according to NBC News.

The Select Committee members also wanted to talk to former Vice President Mike Pence under oath. The previous president is “highly unlikely to willingly cooperate with the committee, according to CNBC:

‘Instead, the ex-POTUS has condemned the investigation as a “politically motivated witch hunt.’

In anticipation of completing its hearings prior to the 2022 midterm elections, the January 6 Committee will release at least a preliminary report with a complete report to follow.

The resolution of the committee to subpoena both men for documents and testimony. A number of Congress members told the committee members that Trump would ignore this decision to subpoena him.

Cheney said in her opening statement:

‘None of this would have happened without him. He was personally and substantially involved in all of it. Today, we will focus on President Trump’s state of mind, his intent, his motivations, and how he spurred others to do his bidding. And how another Jan. 6 could happen again if we do not take necessary action to prevent it.’

Committee Chair Thompson (D-MS) spoke to reporters as the representatives made their way to the hearing. He indicated that when the hearing began, the committee would vote on whether to subpoena the ex-president and/or ex-president:

‘Based on new evidence.’

This was something that the Select Committee had been tossing around for some time. The hearing was technically a “formal committee business meeting.” In addition to opening statements, the January 6 Select Committee did take that vote and will see where that leads them.

Most of the committee’s witnesses have worked with the committee. Of course, 30 of Trump’s closest advisors have “pulled in the opposite direction” from the January 6 Committee:

‘Steve Bannon, a former senior aide in Trump’s White House, was convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena to testify.’Screen-Shot-2022-10-13-at-2.45.33-PM Jan. 6 Select Committee Votes To Subpoena Donald Trump Crime Donald Trump Featured Politics Top Stories

The January 6 Committee has been following where the leads of the monstrously complex issue took them. They performed “over 1,000 interviews and depositions.” The Select Committee also received hundreds of thousands of documents and issued 100 subpoenas.

At the end of the hearing, the committee will have moved Trump to “the center of plans to overturn the election.” He was central to inspiring violence, according to Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY).

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Any House subpoena would expire at the end of “this congressional term” on January 3, 2023.

Featured image is a screenshot via YouTube.


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