The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol has formally sent a subpoena to former President Donald Trump.
In a letter accompanying the subpoena, the committee said Trump personally oversaw efforts to reverse his 2020 election loss.
Earlier this month, the task force all voted in favor of the subpoena, saying at the time it wanted the former president to answer questions under oath.
House Select Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) said, “We owe it to the man who made all of this happen.
“If he wants to clear the record, there will be an opportunity to do it,” said House Select Committee Chairman Benny Thompson (D, Mississippi).
But the commission wants more than just testimony. In the subpoena, the Commission specifically requests that all communications sent or received between November 3, 2020 and January 20, 2021 be turned over to Trump.
Under the subpoena, Trump has until November 4th to turn in documents and testify around November 14th.
It’s still unclear how the former president and his legal team will respond.
Meanwhile, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was sentenced Friday to four months in prison and a $6,500 fine after defying a subpoena he received from the committee on Jan. 6.