1/6 committee member, representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), said the committee has not made a decision to sue Trump, but no one is off the table.
Video from Representative Schiff:
Rep. Adam Schiff on the Trump summons: “One thing we are very uniform about, Democrats and Republicans in the select committee, is that no one is off the table. We will go where we need to go to get the evidence we need. . ” pic.twitter.com/8lT7UF0mg1
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) 17 October 2021
Schiff asked on MSNBC about possible summons from Trump:
I do not know the answer that. Eventually it will be a decide what we as a committee and our chairman will announces when it comes to it. But one thing we are very uniform on, Democrats and Republicans on the Elect committee is that no one is off the table. We’ll go where we need to go to get the evidence we need presented to the American people and write a definitive report of the horror of that day and what we have to do to land forward.
And one of the biggest black terms of the unknown is the role of Donald Trump. We know he rebellion, but what was he do on the day of the uprising? Why did we not send troops? strengthen the Capitol more quickly? And what did the president know? about the propensity for violence that day in the presence of this white nationalist groups. There are many unanswered questions.
The message to Trump is that the committee will not be denied.
If the committee thinks Trump has evidence they can not get anywhere else, he will be sued. However, it would be a waste of time to bring in Trump, and the committee can get the evidence from other sources, but he will not.
It’s good to hear that no decision has been taken on Trump, because that means the 1/6 committee is doing a serious investigation into the facts.
The committee is going where the evidence brings them, and if the road leads to Trump, he will not be released from a subpoena.
Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press officer and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focuses on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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