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Trump Files Lawsuit to Block Subpoena from Jan. 6 Committee

Former President Trump has filed a lawsuit to dismiss the subpoena issued by the House Jan. 6 Committee on Friday evening, which demands his appearance for a deposition on Monday, Politico reported.

It can be recalled the January 6 Committee last October unanimously voted to subpoena Trump.

Americans DO NOT care about the January 6 panel.

The number one issue for Americans is crushing inflation caused by Joe Biden’s tax-and-spend policies.

“We have left no doubt—none—that Donald Trump led an effort to upend American democracy that directly resulted in the violence of Jan. 6,” Chair Bennie Thompson said.

“He is the one person at the center of the story of what happened on Jan. 6. So we want to hear from him.”

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On Friday, Trump’s lawyer filed a lawsuit to block the subpoena in federal court in West Palm Beach Friday evening.

Trump’s legal team contends in the complaint that no president has been compelled to testify before Congress and that he retains immunity as a former president.

They believe the subpoena issued by the committee is “invalid” because it does not serve a legitimate legislative purpose, is too broad, and violates his First Amendment rights, ABC reported.

Trump’s attorney, David Warrington, said in a statement, “long-held precedent and practice maintain that separation of powers prohibits Congress from compelling a President to testify before it.”

“After the J6 Committee has undertaken the unprecedented act of demanding President Trump appear for a deposition on Monday, November 14th, he engaged with the Committee in a good faith effort to resolve these concerns consistent with Executive Branch prerogatives and separation of powers, but this partisan Committee insists on pursuing a political path, leaving President Trump with no choice but to involve the third branch, the judicial branch, in this dispute between the executive and legislative branches,” Warrington continued.

Politico reported:

Former President Donald Trump is suing to block a subpoena the House Jan. 6 Committee issued seeking to force him to testify next week.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in West Palm Beach Friday evening, argues that the subpoena intrudes on executive privilege still guaranteed to him by the Constitution even though he left office more than 21 months ago. The suit also challenges the committee’s authority on other grounds.

“Former President Trump turns to the courts to preserve his rights and Executive Branch independence consistently upheld by the courts and endorsed by the Department of Justice,” Trump’s lawyers wrote in the 41-page complaint.

3 Comments
  • Sue s says:

    Interesting because before he was subpoenaed he said he wanted to testify. I think Trump was a great President, don’t get me wrong, but this bothers me.

    • Tamirose170 says:

      Why not postpone it, as a good majority on the sham committee were not re-elected? Run out the clock until January and then this whole thing disappears! We all heard what he told the people to do ‘Go peacefully” ~ for them to blame Patriots for an “Insurrection” in which NO weapons were found on ANY Patriot – none of it makes an ounce of sense. Especially after the Summer of 2020, when Police Stations, Retail Stores, Businesses, Vehicles were burned to the ground & Cities taken over. Compare the 2 and Jan 6th was zilch and staged. How can they persecute the “Proud Boys” when in fact, the DC Capitol Police ran to them and asked for assistance to get their trapped brothers out? Unless and until they release ALL of the video footage, we are only getting their spun narrative and NOT the truth. You don’t prosecute & subpoena a President when you haven’t disclosed full transparency ~

    • Chris says:

      Why does it bother you? Why should he or anyone else comply with this bullshit? It’s all just a scam to try and preserve their lie that 2020 elections were fair and honest. I would NEVER agree to testify if I were any of those they keep trying to drag before them. Furthermore, Trump said he would testify if it was filmed for all to see and the bullshit Committee said no. Why? So they can lie about what he says and twist things? No way! Fuck that! January 6th Committee is liberal scum and no way would I willingly comply with any of their bullshit.

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