Watch the Jan 6th Committee Hearing on:
- Washington Post link below.
- “PBS Newshour.” (has the complete hearing, commentary afterward)
The Committee just voted unanimously 9-0 to subpoena Trump.
On CNN, Jaime Gangel is stating that the committee will probably make a criminal referral to the US Department of Justice for further investigation. What happens next, I suppose we’ll know more after the November 2022 Elections.
A panel is discussing this right now on CNN now if Trump will comply with it. They’re speculating that Trump’s lawyers will severely criticize the decision and ridicule it (entirely predictable). Trump would be asked to appear in front of the committee to “tell his side of the story” and give testimony.
If Trump declines, will the committee hold him in contempt? Will the matter be referred to the United States Department of Justice?
Stay tuned. This is from CNBC.
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot plans to vote to subpoena former President Donald Trump during Thursday’s public hearing, NBC News reported.
The move to subpoena Trump has been under consideration for some time, sources familiar with the committee’s plans told NBC.
The planned vote will mark the boldest step yet for the bipartisan panel, which has so far issued more than 100 subpoenas and interviewed more than 1,000 people over the course of its investigation.
I’ll add to this as the story unfolds.
A subpoena would come more than a year since the committee began investigating the insurrection and despite multiple members of Congress previously acknowledging that it was unlikely Trump would comply.
Still, subpoenaing the former president had been under consideration for a while and has been an active topic of discussion for committee members. On his way into the hearing, Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., told reporters the panel had not yet ruled out a subpoena for Trump. He said at the start of the hearing that the committee would take a vote "based on new evidence."
The committee declined to comment on the expected vote.
This is from Professor Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School.
From the Associated Press.