The Jan. 6 committee dropped its subpoena of former President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
“In light of the imminent end of our investigation, the Select Committee can no longer pursue the specific information covered by the subpoena,” Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, wrote in a letter to Trump’s attorney, CNN reported.
“Therefore, through this letter, I hereby formally withdraw the subpoena issued to former President Trump, and notify you that he is no longer obligated to comply or produce records in response to said subpoena,” Thompson said.
The Jan. 6 committee subpoenaed Trump in October, ordering him to testify and hand over documents. Trump sued to block the subpoena, with the lawsuit calling the probe an “illegal, unfounded, and overbroad records request.”
Trump responded to the subpoena cancellation on Truth Social, saying, “They knew I did nothing wrong.”
“Was just advised that the Unselect Committee of political Thugs has withdrawn the Subpoena of me concerning the January 6th Protest of the CROOKED 2020 Presidential Election. They probably did so because they knew I did nothing wrong, or they were about to lose in Court. Perhaps the FBI’s involvement in RIGGING the Election played into their decision. In any event, the Subpoena is DEAD!” Trump wrote.
The former president issued an exclusive video to the Daily Caller on Friday in response to the conclusion of the Jan. 6 committee’s final report. Trump claimed the committee omitted evidence, made false statements, and “did not produce a single shred of evidence” that he “intended” for violence to occur at the Capitol.
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