Trump is supposed to give subpoenaed documents to Jan. 6 committee on Friday : NPR
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Friday is the deadline for former President Donald Trump to turn over documents as part of a subpoena issued by House Selection Committee investigating the Capitol riots on January 6. The documents in question mention various types of electronic messages, call logs, photos and videos – even handwritten notes – as of September 2020.
It is unclear whether Trump will comply with the committee’s subpoena, issued on October 21 after most recent hearing, but Committee Vice Chairman Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said they spoke with Trump’s attorneys. In one TV forum at Cleveland State University on Tuesday, Cheney told PBS journalist Judy Woodruff that the former president has an obligation to comply.
“This is not a situation where the committee will put itself at the mercy of Donald Trump over his efforts to create a circus,” Cheney said.
When asked if she thought the former president would obey the subpoena and testify before the committee, Cheney said it was a bit of a mess. “He’s legally obligated to testify, but that doesn’t always carry weight with Donald Trump,” she said.
However, it is very likely that the former president will not present the documents by the end of the day. In the past, the committee has been lenient when it comes to deadlines, at least when there is ongoing communication with the subject’s legal team.
Follow letters and subpoenasThe committee is requesting a variety of records and documents: records of phone calls, text messages, encrypted messages (such as Signals), photos, videos, electronic notes, and writing hands, summaries and conversation memos.
The committee’s subpoena lists detailed documents it is seeking from specific timelines, many of which are on or about January 6, 2021, as well as specific groups and individuals. which may have taken place correspondence.
A set of records that the board is reviewing regarding communications with Proud boys and Oath keeper, both were designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as far-right extremist groups. The committee ordered Trump to turn over conversations that may have taken place between him and either group from September 2020 to the present.
Other celebrities found on the commission’s order include Roger Stone, Stephen Bannon, retired US Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, Jeffrey Clark, John Eastman, Rudolph Giuliani and more.
At least for now, it’s unclear whether the committee will issue an order to refer criminals to the Justice Department if Trump decides not to cooperate. When asked about what action the jury might take, Cheney said she didn’t want to put the carriage in front of the horse.
“The committee has worked in a very cooperative way and I anticipate we won’t have disagreements on that,” she said. “But we’re going to have to make those decisions as we get to it.”
On the same day that the House committee ordered Trump to turn over the documents and testify, US District Judge Carl Nichols convict Steve BannonTrump’s political adviser served four months in prison for contempt of Congress after failing to comply with another committee’s subpoena.