The House committee investigating January 62021, the attack on the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob on Friday issued a subpoena and documents for former President Donald Trump, asking him to testify under oath on or around November 14.
The committee is also looking for documents by November 4.
The subpoena was widely expected after the committee voted unanimously on October 13 at its final hearing that provided new evidence and testimony to bolster the bipartisan panel’s argument that the deadly violence on January 6 was the direct and predictable result of Trump’s choices in the weeks following his re-election bid.
“As demonstrated during our hearings, we have gathered overwhelming evidence, including from dozens of your former appointees and staff, that you personally orchestrated and oversaw a multi-part effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election and make impediment to the peaceful transition of power,” President Bennie said. G. Thompson (D-Miss.) and Vice President Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said in a statement, part of a 10-page letter to Trump.
Cheney and Thompson described 19 document requests, in which they seek Trump’s communications with Roger Stone, former Secret Service agent Anthony Ornato, attorneys John Eastman and Sidney Powell, and more than a dozen others. and members of extremist groups.
The committee is asking for “information sufficient to identify each telephone or other communication device” that Trump used from November 3, 2020 to January 20, 2021. They also specifically asked for communications made over Signal, an encrypted telephone messaging application, on any personal device or any communication made by any other means.
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