The parliamentary commission of inquiry had voted unanimously to summon the former American president to appear in mid-October.
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Donald Trump soon heard at the stand. The parliamentary commission of inquiry into the assault on the Capitol cited the former Republican president on Friday, October 21 to appear “on or around November 14”. In a letter made public, she also assigned him to produce a whole series of documents before November 4, including a report of all his communications of January 6, 2021.
“We agree that subpoenaing a former president is an important and historic action and we do not take it lightly”, write the elected Democrats Bennie Thompson and Republican Liz Cheney, who oversee this commission. The panel, made up of seven elected Democrats and two Republicans, voted unanimously on October 13 to summon the former president to appear before its members.
The former Republican leader “is the person at the center of the story of what happened on January 6. So we want to hear it”said the chairman of this commission of inquiry, Bennie Thompson, during a public hearing. The mission of this parliamentary inquiry, made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans, is to shed light on the behavior of the President before, during and after the attack on Capitol Hill, which had sent shock waves around the world. entire.
Former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon was also sentenced Friday to four months in prison and fined $6,500 for refusing to comply with subpoenas from the commission. He had been found guilty of “obstructing” the investigation at the end of July.