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Trump Fights Subpoena Will Never Testify Before Jan. 6 Committee

Trump Fights Subpoena Will Never Testify Before Jan. 6 Committee

Even as he has announced his intention to take another run at the White House, as expected, Donald Trump is fighting the subpoena from the January 6 committee. Trump’s lawsuit means he is unlikely to ever testify before the one-sided committee, which will likely be disbanded should the GOP take the House, as it appears they will.

Trump’s attorney David A. Warrington said in a statement that the ex-president “engaged with the Committee in a good faith effort” to resolve his concerns around executive privilege.

“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 said.

In a 41-page complaint, Trump’s lawyers argued a former president can’t be compelled to testify before Congress.

The lawsuit also draws on a long-held Republican case that the committee is illegitimate and lacks the authority to issue valid subpoenas.

In response to the lawsuit filed by Trump to block the subpoena from the panel for documents and testimony, the panel said that it is “evaluating all of its options.” 

“Former President Trump has failed to comply with the Select Committee’s subpoena requiring him to appear for a deposition today,” the committee chair, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, and Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the vice chair, said in a statement on November 11.

“Even though the former President initially suggested that he would testify before the committee, he has since filed a lawsuit asking the courts to protect him from giving testimony,” Thompson and Cheney said.

But Trump’s attorneys have a different take on the situation. 

In their lawsuit, his lawyers argued that Trump has retained immunity as a former president and that while other presidents and former presidents have voluntarily agreed to testify before Congress, his legal team claimed that no president has ever been compelled to do so.

They described the committee subpoena as “invalid” because they said it did not further a legislative purpose and claimed it was overly broad and infringed on his First Amendment rights.

The Jan. 6 committee had extended the deadline for Trump to comply with their documents request by one week. The initial deadline was Nov. 4.

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19 Comments

  1. Larry kuhn

    He won’t have to. Real patriots are running Congress now. Nancy is fired!!!! As Biden will be in 2024

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  2. frank stetson

    Whatever: he’s a pussy and will never take the stand. He can’t stand up to Cheney, he’s scared.

    He is too afraid to be under oath, he is scarred so shitless he is running for President both for the money to support his legal woes and for possible prosecutorial protection hiding behind the Presidency. Just another pussy move from a man who can’t toe the line against Cheney. He can’t face her, she will decimate him IF he has to tell the truth, or face perjury.

    Sure, the committee is toast in January. The DOJ lives until 2025, at minimum. All the participants will be punished, many will languish in jail for believing Trump. Trump hasn’t helped them, he hasn’t covered any legal fees, he is just trying to save his own pussy ass.

    Trump may be punished still at both the Federal and State levels; this will continue until you take the Presidency, and may continue afterwards unless you, once again, politicize the DOJ as Trump did.

    The rats are jumping ship, many have turned on him already, it is not 2020; it’s 2022 —– Biden Time!!!

    Suck it up buttercup, he is going down, his party (except people like Larry Horist) are quickly turning against him publicly, even FOX dumped on the candidacy announcement. And he probably will never testify. He can’t, he’s a pussy. Cheney wins by standing up where people like Larry sat down.

    Looking back, if you had impeached this turd, your party wouldn’t be in this mess, top secret documents probably wouldn’t be at Mar A Loser, and we wouldn’t have to relive this guy’s lies one more time.

    (is it true that he announced his candidacy for 2020? or is that just something I heard :>)

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    • frank stetson

      I should add in: if you had impeached this guy, you would have won the 2022 midterms too.

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      • willard

        First, Trump offered to testify if it was aired on National TV, Democrats refused, why, they aired all of the supposed witnesses. Moreover, those witnesses were caught in lie after lie. You don’t have to like a person, but at least be truthful about what you say.

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        • Frank stetson

          Hey, all those witnesses were Republicans that you say are all liars.

          And Trump nrver seriously offered to testify.

          But if he was so hot to trot, why is the smot not hot to trot now?

          He’s a pussy and scared to face Liz.

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          • Mack ewing

            Liz???? Oh you mean the whining little bitch paid by democrats to ruin trump. Now that he’s announced a run for president the witch hunting is starting up again. Lefties are the pussies and know that trump will win.

          • Frank stetson

            He lost 2020. All his major candidates lost 2022. He lost the Senate, barely won the house.

            Yes, the witch hunt continues, the witch is back. He’s flingin burgers cuz he’s really whack.
            Burma shave!

      • Tom

        Agreed! Blind loyalty is never good except when it is loyalty to God, not man. I do disagree with Pence’s statement that he will not testify because “of separation of powers”. If Lady Justice is truly blind, she should not see any separations of power when it comes to seeking truth! I hope you, me and Larry can agree on this! I also have IBS over the DOJ decision not to indict Trump now if what the DOJ says is true when they say that they have enough evidence for at least one indictment but Biden seems to be holding them off. I need to run to the store for more Imodium now!!!

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    • Tom

      Frank, I totally agree with and like your statement, “Looking back, if you had impeached this turd, your party wouldn’t be in this mess, top secret documents probably wouldn’t be at Mar A Loser, and we wouldn’t have to relive this guy’s lies one more time. ” For this statement I am awarding you 6 of 10 points for truth! Most Independents feel the same way! However, more points could have been earned by limiting the overuse of the word, “pussy”, and, Larry has often spoken against Trump (although it was mostly Trump’s personality, not his policy) and he has strongly criticized the 1/06 committee as contrived and illegitimate which is a view not shared by many Independents/unaffiliated voters.

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      • Larry kuhn

        You pricks ain’t good enough to kiss Trump’s ass. And old nasty pussy must be getting senile. The bitch forgot Trump’s name

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        • Bibfy

          You really love him a lot. Are you a good enough to kiss Trump’s ass? I bet you are. I bet you have.

          But I bet you’re too big a wuss to march on the Capitol on 1/6/2021.

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          • Nathan

            You can try sucking his dick.

          • Bibfy

            Another wuss heard from.

            I just can’t see why you all are crybabies about Trump taking the stand and taking the truth.

            Instead of going all defensive, tell us what is so awful about telling the truth. He’s a stable genius ain’t he? Why so scared of words?

    • Lisa

      Stetson you sound like the pussy to me. All you pathetic Trump haters are the real turds.

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      • Frank stetson

        I have had no issue with any deposition, hearing testimony, etc. Not my first choice, but done it a few times.

        Trump says no problem and the tosses every excuse, roadblock, etc. .

        What is he afraid of.

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  3. Miles collins

    Why doesn’t Hillary cunton tell the truth?. Or millstone Obama about fast and furious ? And the list goes on.

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  4. FRank stetson

    Hillary testified for hours under Republican grilling.

    Trump is afraid of Liz. He can’t face her except in front of his pc or at a rally full of friendliesvv

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  5. Larry kuhn

    She lied

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  6. bibfy

    he lies.

    Reply

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