US policy: Attack on Capitol: Committee of Inquiry summons Trump
Attack on Capitol: Committee of Inquiry summons Trump
Supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol in January 2021. A committee of inquiry is investigating the case. Now Trump is also to be questioned. A symbolic step?
As announced, the committee of inquiry into the attack on the US Capitol has ex-president donald trump subpoenaed. He is to hand over requested documents by November 4 and be available for questioning from November 14, according to the letter published on Friday.
It is still unclear whether Trump will follow the subpoena. The House of Representatives committee decided a few days ago to subpoena Trump.
The subpoena could remain a symbolic step. There is a process for bringing defaulting witnesses to court for contempt of Congress. But the committee is running out of time: a new House of Representatives will be elected in November, and a new Congress will convene in January.
Five people died in attack
Trump supporters stormed the US Parliament building on January 6, 2021 – right after the Republican’s appearance. The then President stirred up the crowd with false claims that his victory over challenger Joe Biden had been stolen through cheating. He called on his followers to protest against it Capitol to draw where Biden’s election victory was about to be officially sealed. Five people died as a result of the attack.