Washington – In an unusual move, House Committee Investigating Attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 Donald Trump officially summoned On Friday, it launched a legal battle with the former president, who accused the commission’s investigation of being political.
In a letter to Trump, the committee leader organized an effort to overturn the 2020 election, despite knowing that Trump had lost, thereby sparking a violent uprising against the government. He said he had “collected overwhelming evidence” that set the stage.
“You are at the center of the first and only effort by a President of the United States to overturn an election and prevent a peaceful transfer of power, ultimately leading to a bloody attack on our own Capitol and Congress itself. ,” the signed letter said. Chairman Rep. Benny Thompson, D-Miss., Vice-Chair Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican.
Trump continues to make false claims about voter frauddid not say whether he would honor the subpoena.
The subpoena ordered President Trump to produce a set of documents by Nov. 4 and “appear for deposition testimony beginning about Nov. 14.” The committee offered him the opportunity to testify by videoconference.
The request included records of phone calls, texts or signal communications sent and received by Trump during the 2020 election and riots. Among those communicated with are members of parliament and advisers, including political adviser Roger Stone and attorney Rudy Giuliani.
A letter arrived a little over a week after the panel discussion voted to take These include the former president “viciously” spreading false allegations of voter fraud to raise money and reverse the victory of President Joe Biden.
It also says Trump “tried to corrupt the Justice Department.”
The subpoena called for:
- Documents sent to or received from members of the far-right militia groups Oath Keepers or Proud Boys via Signal or other means after September 1, 2020.The request looks like Five members of the Oath Keepers are on trialwas indicted on charges of seditious conspiracy.
- document and Correspondence with Vice President Mike Pencee, urged Trump to reject electoral votes from major states Biden won. Pence refused, but lawmakers and ministers discussed the possibility of removing Trump so that Pence could succeed him.
- document and Communications with the Department of Justice, then-Attorney General Bill Barr and Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen each repeatedly said they lost the election to Trump. Barr testified that he refused to seize ballot boxes from the disputed state as requested by Trump.
- Documents and communications encouraging people to travel to Washington.
- Photo and video recordings taken when Trump held a rally near the White House on Jan. 6, 2021.
Among other things, the committee identified political operative Stone, former strategist Steve Bannon, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Justice Department official Jeffrey Clarke, and private attorneys John Eastman, Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sydney Powell, Kenneth Chesebro, Boris Epstein, Christina Bob, Creta Mitchell, Patrick Byrne.
Trump tried to appoint Clark as acting attorney general to counter the 2020 election results. Eastman and Chesebro Developed a Strategy to Recruit Electoral Slate Replacements Biden won the state.
Giuliani, Ellis, and Powell each worked to overturn the election results. Mitchell joined Trump’s call to election officials in Georgia, urging him to “find” enough votes to beat Biden in that state.
Bob represented Trump in the Search for government documents in Mar-a-LagoIn June, she signed a declaration that she had turned over all classified documents in Trump’s possession, but FBI agents seized more than 100 more during a search in August.
Denver Riggleman, a former military intelligence officer and former Commission staffer, told USA TODAY that the panel would be particularly interested in Trump’s possible use of an encrypted signaling app. Election results, including Trump’s former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
But Signal messages are easily deleted or even auto-deleted, Riggleman said, making them difficult for investigators to obtain even with a warrant.
“Somebody has to be stupid not to intentionally keep or remove them, even if they know investigators are interested in them,” he said. Told.
The commission is rushing the clock with Trump’s subpoena as lawmakers aim to produce a report by the end of the year. Prosecutor Robert Mueller refused to testify during the investigation, and many legal analysts predicted he would be rerun at the Jan. 6 investigation.
“We don’t want him to commit perjury to strengthen the Justice Department’s case,” said Andrew Weisman, a federal prosecutor involved in the Russia investigation. “He raved about the Mueller investigation and then backed off. Same here.”
Bradley Moss, a national security attorney, said there was “no possibility” for Trump to testify because defense attorneys would not allow him to do so.
“He’s a human perjury machine,” Moss said.
https://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/716578470/0/usatoday-newstopstories~Jan-committee-subpoenas-Donald-Trump-in-investigation-of-Capitol-riot/ On Jan. 6, the commission will issue a subpoena to Donald Trump in its investigation into the Capitol riots