As of: 12/29/2022 9:13 pm
The inquiry into the attack on the US Capitol will issue its final report and disband next week. Hence, the subpoena against Trump was withdrawn. The former president celebrates.
On January 6, 2021, the US Congressional committee investigating the capital attacks has officially withdrawn its subpoena against former President Donald Trump. Several US media reported on the letter from Democratic Party leader Benny Thompson to Trump’s lawyers.
The inquiry team released its final report just before Christmas. Thompson explained that the subpoena was withdrawn because the committee had completed its work. The information obtained through the subpoena could not be pursued thereafter.
The group was disbanded
The newly elected US Congress convenes on Tuesday. Republicans have a majority in the House of Representatives. The democratically constituted inquiry committee was disbanded.
After months of questioning Trump confidants, the investigation team decided to indict Trump in October — a rare move by a former president to sue.
Trump sees the subpoena now withdrawn as a victory. “They probably did it because they knew I had done nothing wrong,” he wrote on Truth Social, the social media site he co-founded.
The judiciary decides on the charge sheet
In its final report, the committee recommended that Trump be barred from the new presidency. In its latest public hearing, the committee recommended that the Justice Department investigate the former president on four counts, including aiding and abetting insurgency. The Justice Department will now decide whether Trump will actually be indicted.
On January 6, 2021, Trump supporters violently stormed the House of Representatives in Washington DC. On that day, Congress convened to officially confirm Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. Trump had previously insisted in a speech that the election was rigged. Five people died in the violent clashes.
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