House committee investigating Jan. 6 riot says Trump must begin producing records by next week

Written by on November 4, 2022

The Home choose committee investigating Jan. 6 introduced Friday evening that they’re now involved with former President Trump and his authorized staff after the committee issued a subpoena for him to testify in its last hearing. 

The committee introduced Trump and his staff contacted the committee concerning the subpoena in a joint assertion from committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Vice Chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.

“We now have acquired correspondence from the previous President and his counsel concerning the committee’s subpoena,” the assertion learn, saying Trump and his authorized staff should begin producing information no later than subsequent week. 

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in September

Trump additionally nonetheless stays under subpoena to testify to the committee below oath by November 14th. 

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The committee initially gave Trump and his staff till Friday morningto present subpoenaed paperwork however has appeared to offer Trump an extension after his staff contacted the committee. 

The subpoena issued by the committee asks Trump for numerous communications and information positioned or acquired by Trump between the 2020 election and the Capitol assault. 

The information requested embrace: calls and texts despatched by way of Sign, pictures and movies taken on Jan. 6, 2021, and memoranda and notes of dialog. 

And whereas Trump has but to explicitly say whether or not he’ll testify to the committee, the prospect is very unlikely. Trump has blasted the committee for its efforts investigating the Capitol assault, calling it the “unselect committee.” 

The committee is also racing against the clock to acquire as a lot info as potential to file its remaining report. The committee is about to dissolve by Dec. 31. 

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