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J6 Committee Drops Bid To Have Trump Testify, Produce Records In Riot Probe

The Democrats’ special committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot now says it does not need to hear from former President Donald Trump.
Former President Donald J. Trump, TFP File

The Democrats’ special committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot now says it does not need to hear from former President Donald Trump.

According to The Washington Times, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, the committee’s chairman, informed Trump’s lawyers on Wednesday that he was withdrawing the subpoena for the 45th president’s testimony.

“In light of the imminent end of our investigation, the Select Committee can no longer pursue the specific information covered by the subpoena,” Thompson said in the letter. “Therefore, through this letter, I hereby formally withdraw the subpoena issued to former President Trump and notify you that he is no longer obligated to comply or produce records in response to said subpoena.”

Trump responded on his social media platform, Truth Social, by ripping the “Unselect Committee” for its work.

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“Was just advised that the Unselect Committee of political Thugs has withdrawn the Subpoena of me concerning the January 6th Protest of the CROOKED 2020 Presidential Election,” Trump said.

“They probably did so because they knew I did nothing wrong, or they were about to lose in Court. Perhaps the FBI’s involvement in RIGGING the Election played into their decision. In any event, the Subpoena is DEAD!”

Thompson’s decision to withdraw the subpoena does not seem to affect the criminal referrals about Trump that the J6 Committee made to the Justice Department last week when it released its final report.

The panel, comprised of Democrats and left-leaning Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, recommended that Trump faces charges for obstruction of a joint session of Congress, conspiracy and inciting an insurrection. 

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After the referrals, one of Trump’s lawyers called them “worthless.”

“The referral itself is pretty much worthless,” attorney Tim Parlatore told CNN. “The Department of Justice doesn’t have to follow it. There’s been an existing investigation that we have been dealing with for quite some time. Really what this does, If anything, it just politicizes the process.”

“It’s political noise, but it doesn’t have any effect, as of right now, on our defense,” he added.

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