The Democratic-led House Committee on Jan. 6 withdrew its subpoena of former President Donald Trump. The committee sent a letter to Trump’s attorney, David Warrington, saying that it had decided not to enforce the subpoena.
“As you may know, the Select Committee has concluded its hearings, released its final report, and will very soon reach its end. In light of the imminent end of our investigation, the Select Committee can no longer pursue the specific information covered by the subpoena. Therefore, through this letter, I hereby formally withdraw the subpoena issued to former President Trump, and notify you that he is no longer obligated to comply or produce records in response to said subpoena,” he said. “We appreciate your engagement with the Select Committee on this matter.”
Trump sued the committee in November to block a subpoena and keep him from having to testify before the panel in relation to its investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The committee released its long-anticipated final report on the attack on the US Capitol last week, finding that Trump potentially engaged in a criminal “multi-part conspiracy” to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Now, with the investigation wrapped up and the committee set to disband when the next Congress convenes in January, subpoenas related to other witnesses have also been dropped, according to CNN.
The former commander-in-chief seized on the withdrawn subpoena to rip the panel on his Truth Social page:
“Was just advised that the Unselect Committee of political Thugs has withdrawn the Subpoena of me concerning the January 6th Protest of the CROOKED 2020 Presidential Election,” Former President Trump said.
He continued: “They probably did so because they knew I did nothing wrong, or they were about to lose in Court. Perhaps the FBI’s involvement in RIGGING the Election played into their decision. In any event, the Subpoena is DEAD!”