Jan 6 Panel Hits Trump Harder Than Ever

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A week after the January 6 Select Committee unanimously voted that former President Donald Trump be subpoenaed, the panel has released its full subpoena, which details 19 areas of inquiry.

On Friday (October 21), the Select Committee issued Trump with the subpoena, which includes a request that he appear to be deposed on November 14.

In an accompanying letter to the subpoena, the Committee’s Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) wrote, “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.”

Thompson and Cheney explain, “The deposition will be under oath” and could extend multiple days. The pair also reveal that the panel deposing Trump will be made of “multiple former federal prosecutors – as well as members.”

In the subpoena issued on Friday, the panel also abandons past precedent by releasing the full — unredacted —subpoena, which includes a list of documents it is seeking from the former President.

Most of the 19 points covered in the subpoena are topics the panel has touched on before.

One all-encompassing request it makes is that the former President provide documentation and communication he made relating to former Vice President Mike Pence’s role in certifying the 2020 election results and actions the then-Vice President could take to halt certification.

Part of this request is that Trump provides material relating to other plots to overturn the elections, including handwritten notes and information detailing discussions.