WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the January 6th The attack on the US Capitol issued a subpoena Friday to Donald Trump, exercising its subpoena power against the former president who lawmakers say is the “central cause” of a coordinated, multi-party effort to overturn the results of the 2020 elections.
The nine-member panel sent a letter to Trump’s lawyers, demanding his testimony under oath by November 14 and outlining a request for a series of relevant documents, including personal communications between the former president and members of Congress, as well as extremist groups. .
“We recognize that subpoenaing a former president is a significant and historic action,” President Bennie Thompson and Vice President 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.