'Central player': January 6th Select Committee unanimously votes to subpoena Donald Trump

'Central player': January 6th Select Committee unanimously votes to subpoena Donald Trump

The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol unanimously voted to subpoena former President Donald Trump during its public hearing on Thursday.

"Our Committee now has sufficient information to answer many of the critical questions posed by Congress at the outset. We have sufficient information to consider criminal referrals for multiple individuals and to recommend a range of legislative proposals to guard against another January 6th. But a key task remains," Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) said.

"We must seek the testimony under oath of January 6th's central player. More than thirty witnesses in our investigation have invoked their 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination," Cheney continued. She then rolled footage of ex-Trump Administration officials asserting the 5th to avoid implicating themselves and Trump in the plot to overthrow the government.

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"At some point, the Department of Justice may unearth facts that these and other witnesses are currently concealing. But our duty today is to our country, our children, and our Constitution. We are obligated to seek answers directly from the man who set this all in motion, and every American is entitled to those answers so we can act now to protect our republic," Cheney added. "So this afternoon, I am offering this resolution that the Committee direct the chairman to issue a subpoena for relevant documents and testimony under oath from Donald John Trump in connection with the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol."

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