Beautiful Virgin Islands

Thursday, Feb 22, 2024

Trump summoned to testify to U.S. Jan 6 riot panel, provide documents

Trump summoned to testify to U.S. Jan 6 riot panel, provide documents

Former President Donald Trump was ordered on Friday to testify under oath and provide documents to the House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.

The committee said it had sent a subpoena to Trump requiring documents to be submitted to the panel by Nov. 4 and for him to appear for deposition testimony beginning on or about Nov. 14.

Deposition testimony often refers to closed-door, videotaped questioning of a witness on the record. Such testimony could be made public and become part of a final report by the special panel.

"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," the committee wrote in a letter to Trump on Friday.

The committee is seeking a wide range of documents from Trump that would detail communications he may have had over a period of several months leading up to the Jan. 6 riot and beyond with lawmakers, Oath Keepers and Proud Boys members, as well as associates and former aides, including Roger Stone, Steve Bannon, Michael Flynn and Rudy Giuliani.

Additional documents, text messages and other communications being sought relate to information detailing possible travel of people to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, communications relating to efforts to encourage state legislatures or lawmakers to take actions that would have delayed Congress' certification of the presidential election or changes in states that would have certified an alternate slate of "electors" that would support naming Trump as the winner of the 2020 election.

Trump, who regularly refers to the panel as the "unselect committee," has accused it of waging unfair political attacks on him while refusing to investigate his charges of widespread election fraud.

He is not likely to cooperate with the subpoena and could simply try to run out the clock on a committee whose mandate will likely end early next year if Republicans win a majority in the House in November's midterm elections.

Thousands of Trump supporters attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, after Trump delivered a fiery speech at a rally near the White House featuring false claims that his defeat in the 2020 presidential election by Democrat Joe Biden was the result of fraud.

The assault saw rioters smash through glass and battle police. Five people including a police officer died during or shortly after the riot, more than 140 police officers were injured, the Capitol suffered millions of dollars in damage and Pence, members of Congress and staff were sent running for their lives.

The committee announcement came hours after Steve Bannon, a former adviser to Trump, was sentenced to four months in federal prison for refusing to cooperate with the panel's investigation. He is free, however, pending his appeal.

PRIOR PRESIDENTIAL TESTIMONY


The committee made clear that congressional testimony by a former or sitting president was not unprecedented. The letter listed seven former presidents -- most recently Gerald Ford -- having testified after leaving office. "Even sitting presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and Gerald Ford" also appeared while still in the White House, it said.

"In short, you were at the center of the first and only effort by any U.S. president to overturn an election and obstruct the peaceful transition of power, ultimately culminating in a bloody attack on our own Capitol and on the Congress itself," Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney wrote Trump.

Committee members have not said how they will proceed if Trump disregards his subpoena.

Federal law says that failure to comply with a congressional subpoena is a misdemeanor, punishable by one to 12 months imprisonment. If the select committee's subpoena is ignored, the committee would vote to refer the issue to the full House. The House then would vote on whether to make a referral to the Department of Justice, which has the authority to decide whether to bring charges.

The rioters were attempting to stop Congress' formal certification of Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election.

The House Jan. 6 select committee has held a series of hearings making its case - via documents, live witness testimony and recorded testimony from interviews conducted behind closed doors - that Trump was largely responsible for the deadly assault on the Capitol.

They argued that the Republican planned in advance to deny his election defeat, failed for hours to call off the thousands of his supporters who stormed the Capitol and followed through with his false claims that the election was stolen even as close advisers told him he had lost.

Newsletter

Related Articles

Beautiful Virgin Islands
London's Iconic British Telecom Tower Sold To Become Hotel
I have a dream, MLK inspiring speech
Ukraine Arrests Father-Son Duo In Lockbit Cybercrime Bust
Aretha Franklin, Marvis Staples - Oh Happy Day
US Offers $15 Million For Info On Leaders Of Cybercrime Group Lockbit
BVI Freedom Song
Russia Claims UK Cultural Agency Spied for Ukraine
Billy Preston - You Can't Beat God Giving (Live)
Apple warns against drying iPhones with rice
VIRGIN ISLANDS REGGAE CARIBBEAN RIDDIMZ
Alexei Navalny: UK sanctions Russian prison chiefs after activist's death
Oh Happy Day Edwin Hawkins - Anthony Brown w FBCG Combined Choir
German economy is in 'troubled waters' - ministry
'Stand by Me' performed by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir
In a recent High Court hearing, the U.S. argued that Julian Assange endangered lives by releasing classified information.
National Anthem of the British Virgin Islands - Oh, Beautiful Virgin
New video
Hello Dolly
Tucker Carlson says Boris Johnson wants "a million dollars, in Bitcoin or cash, from Tucker Carlson to talk about Ukraine.
for KING & COUNTRY - Amen (Reborn) [feat. Lecrae & The WRLDFMS Tony Wi
Russia is rebuilding capacity to destabilize European countries, new UK report warns
Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up
EU Commission wants anti-drone defenses at Brussels HQ
Yes He Can
Von der Leyen’s 2nd-term pitch: More military might, less climate talk
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Global Law Enforcement Dismantles Lockbit Ransomware Operation
Unforgettable
Prince William Urges End to Gaza Conflict
Touch The Hem Of His Garment
UK court to hear Assange's final appeal against extradition to the US, where he faces charges related to his journalistic work—the publication of a classified video in 2010 that exposed US war crimes against humanity.
The Lord's Prayer
About 50-60% kids either chose to be YouTuber or influencer
THE GOD MOVEMENT...BEAUTIFUL BVI
A viral video of Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce lying on a Canberra footpath is celebrated by his media mates.
Siyahamba
European Countries React to Navalny's Death by Summoning Russian Diplomats
Ray Charles And The Voices Of Jubilaton, Oh, Happy Day
Israel has gone ‘beyond self-defence’ in Gaza, says Labour’s Streeting
Ramblin' Rose
English farmers to be offered ‘largest ever’ grant scheme amid food security concerns
Protoje - Who Knows ft. Chronixx
Cameron government knew Post Office ditched Horizon IT investigation
Pressure - Virgin Islands Nice
EU Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza Conflict
Phil Wickham - House Of The Lord
EU Vows To Hold Putin "Accountable" After Meeting Alexei Navalny's Wife
My God Is Real (Yes, God Is Real)
EU Launches Probe Into TikTok Over Child Protection Under Digital Content Law
The Lion King Circle of Life by LEBO M. — LIVE at the HAVASI Symphonic
The EU Initiates Naval Mission to Defend Red Sea Trade Routes
Louis Armstrong - When The Saints Go Marching In
EU and UK Announce Joint Effort on Migration
Kanye West Sunday Service - hallelujah, salvation, and glory
Brazil's Lula Likens Gaza Operation to Holocaust, Israel Says "Red Line" Crossed
Jonathan Nelson - I Believe (Island Medley
Ministers Confirm Proposal to Prohibit Mobile Phone Usage in English Schools
From The Virgin Islands Sqad Up
Microsoft-backed OpenAI valued at $80bn after company completes deal
Common, John Legend - Glory
‘Alexei would want to tell Russia not to give up fighting’
Anthony Evans vs. Jesse Campbell - If I Ain't Got You
Rwandan Footballer's Dismissal Sparks Concerns Over UK Asylum Plan
I have a dream, MLK inspiring speech
Whisky Challenges China's Baijiu Market During New Year Celebrations
Aretha Franklin, Marvis Staples - Oh Happy Day
Avdiivka - Symbol Of Ukrainian Resistance Now In Control Of Russian Troops
BVI Freedom Song
Putin Critic Alexei Navalny's "Killers" Refusing To Hand Over Body, Say Allies
Billy Preston - You Can't Beat God Giving (Live)
"Historic Step": Zelensky Signs Security Pact With Germany
VIRGIN ISLANDS REGGAE CARIBBEAN RIDDIMZ
"Historic Step": Zelensky Signs Security Pact With Germany
Oh Happy Day Edwin Hawkins - Anthony Brown w FBCG Combined Choir
20 Tech Giants Sign Effort To Fight AI Election Interference Across Globe
'Stand by Me' performed by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir
Joe Biden Accuses Putin of Causing Navalny's Death
National Anthem of the British Virgin Islands - Oh, Beautiful Virgin
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has died at the Arctic prison colony
Hello Dolly
Tucker Carlson grocery shopping in Russia. This is so interesting.
for KING & COUNTRY - Amen (Reborn) [feat. Lecrae & The WRLDFMS Tony Wi
Julian Assange's Wife Warns of His Death if Extradited to US
Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up
‘A lot higher than we expected’: Russian arms production worries Europe’s war planners
Yes He Can
Greece Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage and Adoption Rights
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Hungarian Foreign Minister: Europeans will lose Europe, the Union's policy must change drastically
Unforgettable
In Britain Homeowners are receiving CPO’s (Compulsory Purchase Orders) so their homes can be redistributed to migrants
Touch The Hem Of His Garment
Microsoft says it caught hackers from China, Russia and Iran using its AI tools
The Lord's Prayer
Influencers Exploit X Platform for Profit Amidst Israel-Gaza Conflict
THE GOD MOVEMENT...BEAUTIFUL BVI
Former Dutch PM And Wife Die "Together Hand In Hand" Via Duo Euthanasia
Siyahamba
Media Giant Paramount Global, Which Owns CBS News, To Cut 800 Jobs
Ray Charles And The Voices Of Jubilaton, Oh, Happy Day
×