Jan. 6 Committee Issues Trump Subpoena

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The House Jan. 6 Select Committee issued a subpoena Friday for former President Donald Trump to testify and hand over documents.

The committee had voted Oct. 13 to subpoena Trump, whose spokesperson Taylor Budowich accused Democrats of “doubling and tripling down their partisan theatrics.” Trump must divulge materials to the committee on Nov. 4 before testifying for deposition in person or remotely on Nov. 14, the subpoena orders.

The subpoena argues the committee has “overwhelming evidence” that Trump intentionally spread false claims of 2020 election-related fraud, illegally attempted to get state officials to alter their states’ results and knowingly sent angry and armed supporters to the Capitol on Jan. 6. (RELATED: FLASHBACK: Schumer Called Trump’s Suggestion To Fill Up Strategic Petroleum Reserve A ‘Big Oil’ Bailout)

“Congressional leadership recognized on a bipartisan basis that President Trump was the only person who could get the mob to end its violent siege of the Congress, leave the Capitol, and go home,” Democratic Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin said last week. Text messages shown at the hearing suggested organizations such as the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys were getting ready for violence before the riot.

Former White House advisor Steve Bannon received a four-month prison-sentence Friday along with $6,500 in fines for not cooperating with the Jan. 6 Committee, having been held in contempt of Congress.

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