After the committee voted unanimously on Jan. 6 to subpoena the former president donald trump On Thursday, Friday night, Trump wrote an angry 14-page letter responding to efforts by the House of Representatives committee.
Despite the length of the letter, the former president did not specify whether he would comply with the subpoena. Instead, the message began with a familiar phrase—this time in capital letters: “The 2020 presidential election was rigged and stolen!”
In the letter, Trump sank even deeper into his hole of 2020 election fraud lies, saying the committee was stalking the wrong people: “You weren’t stalking the people who created the fraud, but great American patriots who questioned it.” , as they are Constitutional law. These people’s lives have been ruined while your committee sits back and basks in the glow.”
He concluded by saying, “We demand answers about the crime of the century.”
The New York Times reported that sources expect the January 6 committee to issue the subpoena as early as Monday. Thursday’s hearing was likely the panel’s last public hearing. Just before the committee voted on the subpoena, Chairman Benny Thompson (D-Miss) said: “[Trump] is the only person central to the story that happened on January 6th. So we want to hear from him. The committee must do everything in our power to tell the story as fully as possible.”
Footage released Thursday showed Trump planning to announce his 2020 victory months in advance. Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale told the committee that Trump had been planning to declare victory — regardless of actual results — since July 2020.
Also conservative activist Tom Fitton sent a memo to two White House officials on Oct. 31, 2020 — four days before Election Day — stating, “We had an election today — and I won.”
A day after the vote on the former president’s subpoena, the Justice Department appealed the appointment of the special master to review documents found at Mar-a-Lago.
“Plaintiff has no reasonable claim to executive privilege with respect to any of the materials seized and no reasonable claim to personal attorney-client privilege with respect to the seized government records — including any records bearing classification marks,” the DOJ brief said.
“Accordingly, the Special Master Review process is not warranted,” the DOJ wrote.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/10/donald-trump-reacts-to-january-6-committee-subpoena “We Demand Answers On The Crime Of The Century”: Donald Trump Reacts to January 6 Committee Subpoena With Lengthy Missive