The House Jan. 6 committee on Wednesday withdrew a subpoena for former President Donald Trump as the panel prepares to disband, according to a report.
Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss) reportedly notified Trump’s attorney on Wednesday that the panel’s subpoena against the 76-year-old former president, issued in October, had been overturned and that he no longer needed to comply with requests for documents, according to PKBNEWS.
“Given the impending completion of our investigation, the select committee can no longer pursue the specific information covered by the subpoena,” Thompson wrote in a letter to Trump’s attorney obtained by PKBNEWS.
“Therefore, by this letter, I formally withdraw the subpoena issued to former President Trump and notify you that he is no longer obligated to comply with or produce documents in response to said subpoena,” he said. Thompson added.
The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has requested documents and testimony from Trump regarding his investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.
Trump sued the committee in November in an effort to block the subpoena and prevent him from having to testify.
The committee released its long-awaited final report on the attack on the US Capitol last week, concluding that Trump had engaged in a criminal “multi-party conspiracy” to overturn the 2020 election results.
With the investigation complete and the committee set to disband at the next meeting of Congress in the new year on Jan. 3, a number of subpoenas relating to other witnesses have also been dropped, according to PKBNEWS.
The former commander-in-chief, however, seized on the withdrawn subpoena to tear up the panel on his Truth Social page.
“Just received notice that the Political Thugs Screening Committee has withdrawn my subpoena regarding the Jan. 6 protest against the CROOKED 2020 Presidential Election,” Trump said Wednesday night.
“They probably did it because they knew I had done nothing wrong, or they were about to lose in court. Maybe the FBI’s involvement in rigging the election played into their decision. Either way, the subpoena is DEAD! the former president celebrated.
Earlier this month, before releasing its final report, the committee referred Trump to the Justice Department for potential prosecution on four counts, including inciting or assisting an insurrection, obstruction of official process, conspiracy to make false statements to investigators and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government.