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Trump Receives Official Subpoena from J6 Committee

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Last week, in a dramatic publicity stunt of sort, the January 6th select committee voted, live on television, to subpoena Donald Trump to testify before them, as well as to provide documents.

The move was unprecedented, but still felt a little lackluster for a committee that has been just has much about the showmanship as the probe itself.  The subpoena seemed like a foregone conclusion that comes complete with its own foregone conclusion:  Namely that Donald Trump is likely to fight the thing all the way to the Supreme Court and then some.

Nevertheless, the subpoena has arrived.

Former President Donald Trump was issued a subpoena Friday by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The committee, which voted unanimously on the move, is demanding Trump’s testimony under oath next month as well as records relevant to the probe into the attack, which the panel noted came after weeks of him denying losing the 2020 election to President Joe Biden.

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The panel had said on Oct. 13 that it would subpoena Trump, whose supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as a joint session of Congress met to confirm Biden’s victory.

The committee was still trying to conjure some grandeur around their decision.

“We recognize that a subpoena to a former President is a significant and historic action,” the panel’s leaders wrote Trump in a letter Friday.

“We do not take this action lightly.”

Given that the committee has already acquiesced to not charging former White House staffers with contempt for ignoring their own subpoenas, it’s unlikely that the group who spent 15 months trying to find the courage to subpoena Trump is going to suddenly have the cojones to charge him with contempt.

 

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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