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Jan. 6 committee plans to vote to subpoena Trump during hearing, NBC reports

U.S. Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell and Metropolitan Police Department officer Daniel Hodges, who were both injured defending the Capitol and members of Congress on January 6, 2021, watch as the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol play a video of former President Donald Trump declaring that he won the presidential election on election night of 2020 during their public hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 13, 2022.

Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot plans to vote to subpoena former President Donald Trump during Thursday’s public hearing, NBC News reported.

The move to subpoena Trump has been under consideration for some time, sources familiar with the committee’s plans told NBC.

Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., clarified in his opening statement that Thursday’s presentation is technically not a hearing, but a “formal committee business meeting” so members can potentially hold a vote on further investigative action.

A spokesman for the select committee did not immediately confirm the reported plan to vote to subpoena the former president. A spokeswoman for Trump did not immediately comment on NBC’s reporting.

The committee’s ninth public hearing, which was ongoing early Thursday afternoon, took a broad look at the findings from their investigation into the Capitol riot, interspersed with new clips and information.

The bipartisan, nine-member panel kept the spotlight on Trump as it played clips of his former staffers, who testified that they knew at the time of the election that Trump had lost the 2020 election to President Joe Biden.

The committee is tasked with probing the facts and causes of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, when a violent mob of Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol and forced lawmakers to flee their chambers for safety.

This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.



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