Former President Donald Trump was formally subpoenaed by the Jan. 6th House Committee on Friday.
“As demonstrated in our hearings, we have assembled 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 to obstruct the peaceful transition of power,” Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) wrote in the letter accompanying the subpoena.
The committee is asking the former president to appear for a deposition on Nov. 14.
“We recognize that a subpoena to a former President is a significant and historic action,” Chairman Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney wrote in the letter to Trump. “We do not take this action lightly.”
It is unclear how Trump and his legal team will respond to the subpoena.
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Trump could comply or negotiate with the committee, announce he will defy the subpoena or ignore it altogether or could also go to court and try to stop it.
Lawmakers say that key details about what Trump was doing and saying during the Capitol riot are unknown and that only Trump could fill in the gaps.