The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters said it will give the former president the preparation of the documents requested under the subpoena until next week.
- Trump has to start making records by next week and has been under subpoena since Nov. 14
- The Commission is seeking extensive documentation from him detailing communications up to 6 January
- Trump, who regularly refers to the committee as an “unelected committee,” says he is making unwarranted political attacks against him.
On October 21, the committee announced that it had sent a subpoena to Trump asking him to submit documents by November 4 and to appear at the deposition testimony from around November 14.
Democratic Rep. Benny Thompson, chairman of the House Select Committee, and Liz Cheney, deputy chairman and Republican representative, said in statements on Friday, “We are grateful to the former president and his attorneys for their support of the special committee. I received a letter in connection with the subpoena,” he said.
“We have told the former president’s legal team that he must begin making records by next week at the latest and is under a subpoena for deposition testimony beginning November 14.
Seven Democrats and two Republicans on the committee detailed communications Trump may have had with politicians, extremist group members, associates and former aides since Jan. 6. I am looking for a wide range of documents that
Additional documents and communications sought include information detailing the possibility of people moving into the Capitol on January 6, and a decision to postpone the certification of election results or name Trump as the winner. Relates to communications related to efforts to encourage states to certify alternate candidates for the “electoral votes” they support. .
Trump, who regularly refers to the commission as an “unelected commission,” has launched unfair political attacks against him while refusing to investigate widespread election fraud accusations. are accusing.
A spokesperson for the former president did not respond to a request for comment on Friday.
Trump was not expected to cooperate with the subpoena and could simply run out of time.
The commission’s mandate is likely to end early next year if Republicans win a majority in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
On January 6, 2021, thousands of his supporters attacked the Capitol after Trump delivered a fiery speech that included false claims that the loss to Democrat Joe Biden was the result of fraud. , tried to prevent the authentication of election results.
Five people, including police officers, were killed during or immediately after the riot, more than 140 police officers were injured, the Capitol was damaged by millions of dollars, and Vice President Mike Pence, Congressman Members and staff escaped for their lives.