Donald Trump subpoena news – live: January 6 hearing in divisive ‘total BUST’, Trump claims despite overwhelming evidence of coup plot
Jan. 6 select committee votes unanimously to subpoena former President Donald Trump
Donald Trump on Thursday slammed the nine-member House Jan. 6 panel, calling it a “sham committee” after it voted unanimously to subpoena the former president to testify before it.
In her opening remarks, committee co-chair Liz Cheney suggested that Mr. Trump would be held accountable for the events surrounding and leading up to the January 6, 2021, attack on the United States Capitol, noting that he was the “central cause” and that “none of this would have happened without him”.
After the vote, Mr Trump took to Truth Social to ask the ‘deselection committee’ why he had not been asked to testify ‘months ago’.
“Why did they wait for the very end, the last moments of their last meeting?
“Because the Committee is a total ‘BUST’ that has only served to further divide our country which, by the way, is doing very badly – A laughingstock around the world?”
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court denied Mr. Trump’s emergency request for special principal access to classified documents seized at Mar-a-Lago. There were no dissents noted.
January 6 public hearing: 5 points to remember
On Thursday, members of the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 returned to the U.S. Capitol and convened for their first meeting in several weeks, taking both historic action and laying out more damning testimony.
The hearing ended with members voting to subpoena Mr Trump himself, after he said their fact-finding abilities were limited without the president’s testimony under oath.
It’s an escalation of pressure from the panel at a time when the former president is already beleaguered by a number of legal inquiries.
Here are five key moments from today’s committee meeting:
Five takeaways from the January 6 committee’s return
Committee moves to demand Trump’s testimony while revealing more shocking evidence and images
Olivier O’ConnellOctober 14, 2022 8:15 a.m.
Video shows Pelosi’s response to news Trump may come to Capitol on Jan. 6
A new video of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at the time of the Capitol riots last year has emerged in which she can be heard saying that if Donald Trump had entered the building she would “cut it off” even if it did means “to go to prison”.
The never-before-seen footage was obtained by CNN from Alexandra Pelosi, a documentary filmmaker and daughter of the Speaker of the House, and aired Thursday.
“If he comes, I’m going to hit him,” Ms Pelosi said, referring to the former president.
“I was expecting this, for trespassing on the grounds of the Capitol. I’m going to hit him, and I’m going to go to jail and I’m going to be happy.
Jan. 6 video shows Pelosi saying she’ll ‘hit’ Trump if he reaches Capitol Hill
Never-before-seen footage shows dramatic and tense scene during Capitol riots
Alisha Rahaman SarkarOctober 14, 2022 08:13
Trump slams ‘total bust’ committee as Jan 6 panel subpoenas him to testify
Donald Trump took to Truth Social to call the January 6 House panel a “mock committee” after voting to subpoena the former president to testify before it.
The former president attacked the nine-member panel after they demanded he appear before it to be questioned about the 2020 insurgency they had been probing for last year.
“Why didn’t the screening committee ask me to testify months ago? Why did they wait for the very end, the last moments of their last meeting”, he questioned.
“Because the Committee is a total ‘BUST’ that has only served to further divide our country which, by the way, is doing very badly – A laughing stock the world over?”
Trump slams ‘shadow committee’ as Jan. 6 panel subpoenas him to testify
The former president posted a video on Truth Social attacking the work of the panel
Alisha Rahaman SarkarOctober 14, 2022 07:55
Trump ‘had to respond to those millions of Americans who vote that he wanted to deport’
The Jan. 6 House Select Committee voted on Thursday to issue a subpoena demanding testimony from the man whose actions have been the focus of the nine-member panel’s investigation over the past year. : Former President Donald Trump.
Committee members unanimously approved a motion to subpoena the twice-impeached ex-president at the end of the panel’s ninth investigative hearing, likely the last such public session before the presidential election. November mid-term.
The IndependentEric Garcia and Andrew Feinberg attended the hearing on Capitol Hill.
Trump will now be forced to testify after explosive January 6 hearing
“He’s obligated to respond to those millions of voting Americans that he wanted to kick out as part of his plan to stay in power and whatever is in the works to ensure that accountability under the law.”
Olivier O’ConnellOctober 14, 2022 07:30
Supreme Court dismisses Trump’s Mar-a-Lago papers case
The Supreme Court has denied Donald Trump’s emergency request to intervene in former President Mar-a-Lago’s legal battle over classified documents.
The judges, three of whom were appointed by Mr Trump, denied his request that a special master be allowed to review particular classified documents taken from his Florida home by federal agents in August.
Graeme Massie reports on the latest developments in the ongoing legal saga.
Supreme Court rejects Trump’s request to intervene in Mar-a-Lago legal battle
Judges reject request that a special master should be allowed to review 100 documents
Olivier O’ConnellOctober 14, 2022 6:45 a.m.
The Secret Service was aware of the plans for violence on January 6
Emails and messages among members of the US Secret Service at least 10 days before the attack on the US Capitol reveal that the agency was well aware of the violent threats and planned to occupy the halls of Congress, according to the House select committee investigating the assault.
A Secret Service field office relayed information sent to the FBI warning that members of the far-right nationalist gang, the Proud Boys, were planning to march, armed, towards Washington DC.
Alex Woodward has details of the alarming warnings ahead of January 6, 2021.
Recently released emails show the Secret Service was aware of plans for violence on January 6
Officers shared social media posts and law enforcement tips talking about the violence days before the Capitol attack
Olivier O’ConnellOctober 14, 2022 06:00
Roger Stone: ‘F*** the vote. Let’s go straight to violence’
Right-wing operative Roger Stone has called for violence and suggested Donald Trump declare victory prematurely ahead of the 2020 presidential election results, according to video evidence released by the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol fueled by these same claims.
The committee shared footage of Mr Stone saying of the 2020 election that “I suspect it will be very up in the air” and that “the key thing to do then is to declare victory”.
“Possession is nine-tenths of the law,” he said in footage released by the committee during a hearing on Oct. 13. “We won. Fuck you.
Alex Woodward reports on other comments Mr Stone made ahead of the election.
January 6 panel shares damning video of Roger Stone as committee reveals links to attack
GOP operative was connected to Oath Keepers and Proud Boys as he flagged post-election violence risk
Olivier O’ConnellOctober 14, 2022 05:15
“Those who planned to cancel our election… must also be held accountable”
The House committee on Jan. 6 voted unanimously to subpoena former President Donald Trump, in the panel’s final hearing before the midterm elections.
“He’s bound to respond,” Speaker Bennie Thompson said of the former president, adding that subpoenaing a former president is a “serious and extraordinary action.”
John Bowden watched today’s proceedings.
Trump subpoenaed by January 6 committee
Jan. 6 Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney Says DoJ Can’t Just Punish Jan. 6 “Footballers”
Olivier O’ConnellOctober 14, 2022 04:30
Who are the members of the January 6 select committee?
The select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol began its ninth public hearing on Thursday, with the final hearing scheduled to take place before the November midterm elections.
The hearings elevated committee members to a higher level of public notoriety throughout the summer and into the fall. Here’s a look at who they are.
Who are the members of the January 6 select committee?
The panel set up to investigate the causes and facts of the Capitol riot held a series of successful hearings
Olivier O’ConnellOctober 14, 2022 03:45
Trump Mar-a-Lago papers: ‘Is the former president’s goose cooked’?
The Independent‘s John Bowden examines why legal experts now say there is enough evidence to charge former President Donald Trump with the Mar-a-Lago documents.
Legal experts say there’s enough evidence to indict Trump over the Mar-a-Lago documents
Legal experts are increasingly certain that Donald Trump will face criminal charges for hiding thousands of pages of presidential records at Mar-a-Lago.
Olivier O’ConnellOctober 14, 2022 03:00