The following article, House Democrats Consider Calling Donald Trump to Testify in Jan. 6 Probe, was first published on Flag And Cross.
In the coming weeks, much of the nation will find themselves with a bit of deja vu, as Congress once again takes a stab at tying Donald Trump to the attempted insurrection of January 6th.
Never mind that Trump was acquitted by the Senate of “inciting” the storming of the Capitol. Never mind that there are no civil or criminal cases out there seeking to try Trump for the event. Never mind that scores of Capitol rioters have been unable to convince a judge that there’s merit in the “Trump made me do it” defense.
No. Nancy Pelosi and her minions will once again attempt to forever marry Donald Trump and the violence of January 6th. And they may even attempt to bring Donald Trump himself in for the show.
House Majority Whip James Clyburn says “if it comes to that” the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack will ask former President Donald Trump to testify, but would prefer not to call on a former president.
“They should go wherever the facts lead,” the South Carolina Democrat told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I would not want to see a former president testify in such a situation as this, but if that’s what it takes in order to get to the bottom of this.”
The House voted 222-190 on Wednesday to establish the committee to probe the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., who serves as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will chair the select committee, along with several other democrats and lone Republican, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming.
There is unlikely a scenario is which Trump would humor these lawmakers, and Congressional subpoenas don’t exactly have the sort of legal power that a former President would be compelled to adhere to.
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