Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Friday against the House Jan. 6 Committee and its members. issued in advance.
The Commission unanimously voted to serve the subpoena to Trump on October 13, with Chairman Repp, Benny Thompson (D-MS) and Vice Chairman Liz Cheney (W-WY) to: It is written as From dozens of your former appointees and staff that you personally organized and oversaw a multi-pronged effort to overthrow the 2020 presidential election and disrupt the peaceful transition of power. ”
At the time, it was unclear whether Trump would oppose the executive order. He was asked to testify and provide documents regarding his possible role in the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot. He has told his former staff and political allies to refuse to testify through commission hearings.
One of them, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, was sentenced to four months in prison for ignoring a subpoena from the committee.
Trump himself responded to a 14-page letter to the committee after being subpoenaed during a televised hearing, saying, “The 2020 presidential election was rigged and stolen!” It started with
In today’s lawsuit (read here) filed in the Southern District of Florida, Trump and his legal team seek declaratory and injunctive relief, writing: No president or former president has ever been coerced to do so, according to the subpoena. ”
“As a result of the Commission’s self-described ‘unprecedented’ actions, President Trump will either maintain his rights and constitutional privileges of the Executive Branch or jeopardize enforcement of subpoenas issued to the President.” was placed in the untenable position of choosing he. Therefore, former President Trump relies on the courts to preserve his rights and executive branch independence, which are consistently upheld by the courts and recognized by the Justice Department. ”
There was no set date for Trump to testify, but the committee has previously aimed for around Monday, Nov. 14, the day before Trump announced he might announce he was seeking the office. said.