House January 6 committee gives Trump more time to turn over subpoenaed documents

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The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol released a statement Friday outlining a new deadline for former President Donald Trump to hand over the subpoenaed documents.

“We have informed counsel for the former president that he must begin producing documents by next week and that he must be subpoenaed to testify by Nov. 14,” the committee said in the statement.

The panel subpoenaed Trump last month to request a wide variety of documents by 10 a.m. Friday and for Trump to sit for an interview under oath beginning Nov. 14 and “continue on subsequent days as needed.” is”.

The commission also said it has “received correspondence from the former president and his counsel regarding the subpoena of the select committee,” but did not provide additional information.

CNN has reached out to Trump and his lawyers for comment.

Trump’s lawyers had accepted the commission’s subpoena on Oct. 26, according to sources familiar with the case. Trump has criticized the commission, but has not said whether he would comply with the subpoena.

On the day the subpoena was announced, Trump’s attorney David Warrington said in a statement that the commission “disregarded the standards and due and customary process” by publicly releasing the subpoena and that his legal team was “as appropriate would respond to this unprecedented action”.

According to a source familiar with the case, the Trump attorneys tapped to handle the commission’s subpoena demands coordinated with other members of the former president’s legal team as they determined how to proceed.

Despite operating as two separate teams, the attorneys focused on addressing the commission’s subpoena are consulting with attorneys representing Trump in the Justice Department’s criminal investigation related to Jan. 6, the source said, noting notes that there are areas of potential overlap between the two separate legal proceedings. Affairs.

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the committee’s vice chair, previously said the committee was “in discussions” with Trump’s attorneys about testifying under oath in the investigation. But it remains unclear whether those talks will lead to him facing impeachment.

A committee letter accompanying the subpoena summarized what the panel presented in a series of hearings to demonstrate why it believes Trump has “personally orchestrated and controlled” efforts to nullify the 2020 election.

In the subpoena, the commission demanded that Trump turn over all communications sent or received during Election Day on November 3, 2020, to Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021, with more than a dozen of his closest allies having emerged as key players in the wider plan to nullify the 2020 elections.

It has also asked Trump to transfer any records of phone calls, text messages, or communications with members of Congress from December 18, 2020 to January 6, 2021; all communications are specific to January 6, and any communications or attempts to contact other witnesses in the commission’s investigation.

The wide-ranging document request even asked for all documents and communications that “in any way” relate to or refer to members of the Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys, or other extremist groups from September 1, 2020 to the present. The panel’s document request includes 19 different categories.

This story has been updated with additional details.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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