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Jan. 6 committee to subpoena Trump

The House select committee on Jan. 6 meets Thursday. Associated Press/Photo by Alex Wong

Jan. 6 committee to subpoena Trump

The House select committee investigating the incidents on Jan. 6, 2021,  wants former President Donald Trump to testify about his actions before and during the U.S. Capitol riot.  The members voted unanimously Thursday to subpoena Trump. At its hearing, the panel reviewed the evidence supporting its theory that the former president wanted to overturn election results he knew were legitimate. The committee hasn’t presented any evidence to the contrary in public hearings, which most House Republicans are boycotting because of the one-sided nature of the committee’s work.

Will Trump testify? Probably not. He has called the committee a “total bust” and a “partisan witch hunt.” Congress has subpoenaed just three other former presidents in U.S. history, and none of them complied.

Dig deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta and Esther Eaton’s report in The Stew about the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Lynde Langdon

Lynde is WORLD’s executive editor for news. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kan.


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