J6 Committee Ponders Contempt Charges For Trump
(DailyVantage.com) – The January 6 Committee has been hard at work trying to get to the bottom of the Capitol Hill riots. It has subpoenaed several high-profile figures to give evidence and testimony. Former President Donald Trump was the latest, but he recently failed to appear. Now, the committee is considering taking further action.
According to the subpoena, the committee wanted Trump to sit for a deposition on November 14. The group also asked the former Commander-in-Chief to hand over communication records addressing extremist groups and his attempts to speak to witnesses. Trump initially seemed to indicate he might comply, but he filed a lawsuit in a Florida court on Friday, November 11, instead.
On Monday, November 14, Committee chairs Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Liz Cheney (R-WY) issued a joint statement saying the lawmakers would evaluate their next steps.
The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection said it is weighing its options after former President Trump failed to comply with a subpoena calling on him to appear for a closed-door deposition. https://t.co/875kdhoOp5
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 15, 2022
According to the statement, Trump’s lawyers “have made no attempt to negotiate an appearance of any sort.” The former president has not been shy about calling the efforts a “witch hunt” against him, and in his lawsuit, he alleges that Congress has no means to compel him to comply.
Speaking with NBC News, Thompson also said it “could be an option” to hold Trump in contempt of Congress.
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