Donald Trump formally subpoenaed by January 6 committee for his testimony
The US House of Representatives January 6 Committee of Investigations has subpoenaed former President Donald Trump to testify about the Congressional riot. Committee also demanded documents of personal communications of former president's that were made through Signal.
In a written statement from the Investigative Committee, it was stated that Trump has been subpoenaed to testify on the grounds that he was "the root cause" of the congressional riot on January 6, 2021 which was intended to invalidate the 2020 presidential election results. The nine-member committee demanded Trump's lawyers for a number of related documents, including personal communications between him and members of Congress and extremist groups, with the former president's affidavit by November 14.
In the written statement, committee demanded the documents of personal communications of former president's that were made through Signal.
It is also evaluated that the subpoena of Trump to the Special Committee of the House of Representatives might mean a new legal battle for the former president and it is anticipated that he will apply to the court to prevent the subpoena.
In the letter signed by Committee President Bennie Thompson and Vice President Liz Cheney, it is stated: “We recognize that a subpoena for a former President is an important and historic act, and we do not underestimate this act.”