“The commission is in talks with President Trump’s lawyers and President Trump has a duty to comply,” the commission’s vice chair Cheney told the PBS Newshour anchor by Friday, Jan. 6. Today’s Judy Woodruff on the recent subpoenas of the former president’s congressional group.
Cheney said he believed the former apprentice Hosts “have a legal obligation to testify, but that doesn’t always affect Donald Trump.”
On Oct. 21, the Commission issued a subpoena for “Trump’s testimony and records related to the Task Force’s investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and its causes.” I asked him to appear on the 14th of the month or about that time.
As for the details of Trump’s testimony, he said: “We haven’t decided on the format, but it will be under oath. It will probably take several days.”
More generally, Cheney said it would be the commission that would determine the terms of the former president’s testimony.
A congressional committee voted unanimously to subpoena Trump at its last meeting on Oct. 13. That he formed in July 2021 and has since held a series of nine televised hearings of his. Causes and details behind the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol.
Cheney said today that the commission’s work, which she called “the largest investigation in American history,” should be completed by the end of the year, but “but we have more work to do.”