January 6 committee formally subpoenas Trump

Oct 21, 2022 | Political News

The congressional investigation into the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on Friday formally demanded that Donald Trump provide documents and testimony under oath.

The nine-member House January 6 committee said it had sent a subpoena to the former president, setting the scene for a potentially historic court battle and possible criminal charges for Trump if he refuses to comply.

And coming just 18 days before midterm elections, it adds fuel to an already red-hot political season.  

In an accompanying letter, Chairman Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, said: ‘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.’