BREAKING: Jan 6 Committee Subpoenas Trump

Subpoena comes hours after Steve Bannon was sentenced to prison for defying the same committee.

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Former President Donald Trump has been subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 Select Committee.

“Pursuant to a unanimous vote, the Select Committee issued a subpoena to former President Donald Trump for testimony and records relevant to the Select Committee’s investigation into the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol and its causes,” said a statement from the committee Friday afternoon. “In a letter to Mr. Trump, Chair Bennie G. Thompson and Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney underscored Trump’s central role in a deliberate, orchestrated effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and block the transfer of presidential power.”

The committee’s letter to Trump can be read below.

ZeroHedge further breaks down what the committee is looking for:

The Friday subpoena seeks records of calls, texts, Signal exchanges or other communications surrounding January 6th, between Dec. 18, 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021. They are also looking into “handwritten notes; fund-raising appeals based on claims of widespread voter fraud; documents related to the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys or other militia groups; information about the planning of the rally that preceded the attack on the Capitol, the gathering of pro-Trump electors from states won by President Biden, and the pressure campaign against Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 election,” according to the report.

The panel is looking specifically into communications with 13 Trump allies who ‘played key roles in an effort to overturn the election’; Roger Stone Jr., Stephen K. Bannon, Michael T. Flynn, Jeffrey Clark, John Eastman, Rudolph W. Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell, Kenneth Chesebro, Boris Epshteyn, Christina Bobb, Cleta Mitchell and Patrick Byrne.

The subpoena came just several hours after Steve Bannon was sentenced to prison for four months for disregarding a subpoena that came from the same committee.

Bannon recently delivered a quick statement on the situation just outside the court where he received his sentence:

Early Friday, while Bannon was entering the courthouse, he slammed the “illegitimate regime” behind his political persecution and reminded voters how important the midterms are. 

“I want to thank all you guys for coming,” said Bannon. “Remember this illegitimate regime, their judgment day is on eight November when the Biden administration ends. I want to thank you all for coming.”

“And remember, take down the CCP. Thank you.”

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