Jan 6 committee withdraws Trump subpoena — RT World News

The former US president suggested he was dropped due to impending court defeat or FBI mischief

The Jan. 6 House Select Committee withdrew its two-month-old subpoena ordering former U.S. President Donald Trump to testify and provide documents related to the Capitol riot and the 2020 election. letter to Trump’s lawyers on Wednesday, committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) explained that the ex-president’s involvement was no longer necessary because the investigation was over.

Trump, who sued the committee for blocking the subpoena last month, welcomed his withdrawal in a post on his Truth Social platform, hinting there was more to it than there was. seemed there.

« The Political Thugs Screening Committee« took of »the subpoena of me regarding the January 6th protest against the CROOKED 2020 presidential election…because they knew I had done nothing wrong, or they were about to lose in court“Trump speculated, adding:”Maybe the FBI’s involvement in rigging the election played into their decision.

That last comment appeared to refer to recent revelations of FBI involvement in suppressing social media coverage of candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s laptop story in the months leading up to the election. 2020 presidential.

Trump’s lawyer, Harmeet Dhillon, credited his company’s separation of powers lawsuit against the committee « illegitimate subpoena« with convincing them to »wave the white flagin a tweet on Wednesday. The investigation hadwasted millions on a purely political witch hunt”, argued Dhillon, accusing the members of “total abuse of process and power serving no legitimate legislative purpose.”

According to CNN, however, Trump wasn’t the only subpoena dropped for lack of time. Republicans have made it clear they will not pursue the investigation once they take control of the House of Representatives next week.

The committee released its final report last week, accusing Trump of participating in a “multi-part plot« to cancel the 2020 election and consider it the »central causeof the riot at the Capitol.

The panel also referred Trump to the Justice Department on charges of inciting or assisting an insurrection, obstruction of official process, conspiracy to make false statements to investigators, and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government. If convicted of the insurrection charge, he could be barred from returning to federal office.

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