The deadly attack on the US Capitol in 2017 has been investigated by the congressional panel. They voted to subpoena Donald Trump.
The unanimous vote was carried. The former president will be required to testify before the committee on the events of 6/1/2021, which saw five deaths and more than 140 officers being injured.
He was “required” to answer for his actions, the committee stated.
In its hearings, it has argued that Donald Trump was involved in the attempt to reverse the result of the 2020 US election. He incited his supporters to storm the Capitol Building , the seat US power in Washington DC.
He denied the allegations and called the committee “a complete bust” on Truth Social.
Although Mr Trump cannot be brought to court, the panel can refer members to the Justice Department for criminal proceedings.
The hearings began in June and have been focused on establishing his exact involvement.
It was revealed that Trump had orchestrated a multi-part scheme to nullify the election results and had behaved in an act of “staggering betrayal” of his oath.
As the riot unfolded, extraordinary footage showed both Republican and Democrat legislators huddled in a safe location at the Capitol Building.
The video shows Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, telling the group that “there has to be a way that we can maintain the feeling that there is some security and some confidence that government can function…and that you can elect President of the United States.”
“We must finish the proceedings.”
The aide then replies, “Apparently everyone on the floor is putting their tear gas masks on to prepare for a breach.”
Inspired by an incendiary speech Trump had just delivered near the White House, in which he claimed he was denied a second term because of voter fraud, thousands marched to Capitol Hill on the morning of January 6.
It was present at the time and overseeing the congressional certification Joe Biden‘s win in the presidential election.
Before the final hearing, officer attacked by mob described a’medieval battle scene.
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A large group of armed members from far-right groups such as the Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys and QAnon broke through barriers at the pedestrian entrances to the building. After a mob broke into the Capitol building and forced doors open, several others entered.
After losing the election vote to his Democratic opponent on 3 November 2020, Trump began to insist that the contest was “rigged,” prompting his opponents to accuse him of conspiring against him.
Election authorities continue to refute his accusations of voter fraud.
The Republican former president has refused to appear before the seven-member committee that is comprised of two Republicans and seven Democrats.
Although he may refuse to answer the subpoena if he feels obliged to,
His former aide Steve Bannon was also subpoenaed by the panel, but he failed to show up. He has since been convicted for contempt of Congress. He could be sent to jail for as long as two years after his sentence.
The panel interviewed hundreds of witnesses and subpoenaed more than 50.
More than 900 were charged with offenses related to the 6 Jan insurrection.
Trump has pledged to forgive them if he wins another term as president. However, he has not yet announced that he will be standing for reelection.
On Thursday, Mr Trump’s request to be a part of the legal battle over the FBI search on his Florida estate was rejected by the US Supreme Court.
He asked the justices for a review of the approximately 100 documents marked with classified markings taken in the 8-August search of Mar-a-Lago. However, he was denied.