The Commission of Inquiry into the events of January 6 cancels Trump’s subpoena

Former US President Donald Trump and his lawyer celebrated after the House Select Committee to investigate the events of January 6 canceled the subpoena for the former president.

Trump’s attorney, Harmit Dillon, responded after Rep. Benny Thompson, chairman of the Capitol riot investigation committee, confirmed that the committee would drop its attempts to get Trump to testify and turn over documents related to its investigation.

Thompson wrote to Trump’s legal team saying the committee is withdrawing its subpoena as it concludes its investigation into the insurrection.

The committee is basically done and there is no time for Trump to comply, because the committee will end on January 3, 2023 when the Republican Party takes control of the House of Representatives.

“As you know, the Select Committee has concluded its hearings and issued its final report, and will soon be reaching its conclusion. In light of the imminent end of our investigation, the Select Committee can no longer pursue the specific information contained in the subpoena,” Thompson wrote in his letter confirming the subpoena’s withdrawal.

And in November, Trump sued the Jan. 6 commission in an effort to block the commission’s subpoena. In a tweet, Dillon’s attorney suggested that it was this lawsuit that prompted the commission to withdraw the subpoena.

“My company filed a separate-of-powers lawsuit to prevent an improper subpoena to the House Committee of Representatives on January 6 regarding his activities while president,” Dillion said. “Now the committee has raised the white flag and withdrawn the subpoena.”

“We were confident of winning in court, given that previous presidents refused to testify in Congress,” he added. “The committee wasted millions for a purely political witch hunt and misuse of the political process and power and did not serve any legitimate legislative purpose,” he added.

The committee voted to subpoena Trump in October at the end of the ninth show. Earlier this month, the panel made a criminal referral to the Justice Department, recommending that Trump be charged with four counts, including conspiracy to defraud the government and instigating or aiding insurrection. An 845-page report published by the commission on December 23 also accused Trump of being at the head of a “multi-part conspiracy” to overturn the results of the 2020 elections, and of being the main cause of the January 6 uprising.

Trump, for his part, also celebrated the withdrawal of the subpoena against him, albeit while pushing a conspiracy theory that the FBI was involved in rigging the recent election against him.

“Just been informed that the unelected commission of political thugs has withdrawn my subpoena for the January 6th protest of the 2020 presidential election,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.

“Maybe they did it because they knew I didn’t do anything wrong, or they were about to lose in court. The FBI’s involvement in election fraud may have played a role in their decision. Anyway, the subpoena is dead.”

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