The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol released a statement on Friday outlining a new deadline for former President Donald Trump to turn over the documents he subpoenaed. to appear.
“We have advised the former president’s attorney that he must begin producing records no later than next week and he remains on a subpoena for deposition testimony beginning Nov. 14.” , the committee said in the statement.
The panel subpoenaed Trump last month to search for a wide range of documents by 10 a.m. Friday and for Trump to appear for an sworn interview beginning Nov. 14 and “continuing on subsequent days if necessary.”
The committee also said it “received correspondence from the former president and his attorney regarding the subpoena from the special committee,” but did not provide additional information.
CNN has reached out to Trump and his attorneys for comment.
Trump’s lawyers had accepted service of the subpoena from the committee on Oct. 26, according to people familiar with the matter. Trump criticized the committee but did not say whether he would comply with the subpoena.
On the day the subpoena was announced, Trump attorney David Warrington said in a statement that the committee was “trampling upon standards and proper and customary process” by publicly releasing the subpoena and that its legal team “would respond appropriately to this unprecedented action.”
Trump’s attorneys tapped to handle committee subpoena requests have been coordinating with other members of the former president’s legal team while figuring out how to proceed, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Although operating as two separate teams, the lawyers focused on the committee’s subpoena are consulting with attorneys representing Trump in the Justice Department’s criminal investigation related to Jan. 6, the source said, noting that There are areas of potential overlap between the two separate legal cases. Questions.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the committee’s vice chair, previously said the committee was “in discussions” with Trump’s lawyers about whether to testify under oath in the investigation. But it’s still unclear if those talks will lead to him sitting for a deposition.
A letter from the committee that accompanied the subpoena summarized what the panel presented in a series of hearings to demonstrate why it believed Trump “personally orchestrated and supervised” efforts to void the 2020 election.
In the subpoena, the committee asked Trump to turn over all communications sent or received from Election Day on Nov. 3, 2020, to Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021, along with more than a dozen of his close allies. who have become key players in the larger plan to cancel the 2020 election.
He also asked Trump to turn over all records of phone calls, text messages, or communications with members of Congress from December 18, 2020 through January 6, 2021; all of his communications on January 6 in particular, and all communications or efforts to contact other witnesses as part of the committee’s investigation.
The broad request for documents even requested all documents and communications relating to or referring “in any way” to members of the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys or other extremist groups from September 1, 2020 to the present day. The panel’s request for documents covers 19 different categories.
This story has been updated with additional details.
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