The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol issued a statement on Friday, giving former President Donald Trump more time to submit a subpoena, but There was little explanation as to why the extension was granted.
“We have informed the former president’s legal team that he must begin making records by next week at the latest and that he is under a subpoena for deposition testimony beginning November 14,” the commission said in a statement.
A panel last month called for a wide range of documents by 10 a.m. Friday, subpoenaing Trump to participate in interviews under oath beginning Nov. 14 and “continuing as necessary.” .
The commission also said it had been “contacted by the former president and his attorney in connection with the special committee’s subpoena,” but did not provide additional information.
CNN has reached out to Trump and his attorney for comment.
As of Oct. 26, Trump’s attorneys had accepted service of subpoenas from the committee, according to sources familiar with the matter. Trump criticized the commission, but did not say whether he would comply with the subpoena.
On the day the subpoena was released, Trump’s attorney, David Warrington, said in a statement that the committee “disregarded norms and proper and customary processes” by publicly announcing the subpoena. He said his legal team would “appropriately respond to this unprecedented action.”
Trump’s lawyers, who were used to address the committee’s request for subpoenas, will decide how to proceed, in coordination with other members of the former president’s legal team, according to a source familiar with the matter. is doing.
The attorneys, who are focused on dealing with the commission’s subpoenas despite operating as two separate teams, will represent Trump in a related Justice Department criminal investigation on Jan. 6. In consultation with attorneys, the sources said, noting areas of potential overlap between the two separate legal proceedings. It is important.
Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, the committee’s vice chair, previously said the committee was “in talks” with Trump’s lawyers about testifying under oath in the investigation. However, it remains unclear whether these discussions will lead to his deposition.
Enclosed in the subpoena is a letter from the committee to show why it believes Trump “personally coordinated and oversaw” efforts to overturn the 2020 election. summarized what was presented by
In the subpoena, the committee called on Trump to surrender any communications sent or received between Election Day, November 3, 2020, and Biden’s inauguration, January 20, 2021. A broader plan to overturn the 2020 election.
I have also asked Mr. Trump to surrender records of all calls, text messages, or correspondence with members of Congress between Dec. 18, 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021. Specifically, all his correspondence on January 6, and any correspondence or efforts to contact other witnesses in the Commission’s investigation.
The broad document request calls for all documents and communications relating to or referring in any way to members of the Oathkeepers, Proud Boys, or other extremist groups from September 1, 2020 to the present. did. The Panel’s document requests span 19 different categories.
This story has been updated with additional details.