The NY Times - Live Updates: Jan. 6 Panel Plans Vote to Subpoena Trump
The House committee investigating the Capitol riot is said to be planning a vote to call the former president to testify under oath, an aggressive move that is likely to set off a court battle.
WASHINGTON - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol plans to issue a subpoena to former President Donald J. Trump to question him about his role in events that led to the violence that consumed Congress, a remarkable escalation as the panel begins wrapping up its inquiry.
Representative Bennie Thompson, Democrat of Mississippi and the chairman of the committee, foreshadowed the move at the beginning of its hearing on Thursday - possibly the panel’s final public session - saying that lawmakers could vote on “further investigative action” during the meeting.
It may cause delays, but it is also allowing more information daily to be put into the News churn cycle.
It is also racking up huge legal bills, taking up large amounts of Trumps time, as well as that of his children and supporters.
Loosing time, attention, and the continuous announcements of more law suits is harming Trump considerably, perhaps that is part of the low turn out at the last protest rally.