POLITICO says that former President Donald Trump has hired a business to work with the Senate Select Committee on his January 6 subpoena.
The Dhillon Law Group has already represented several witnesses in front of the committee, including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Trump associate Seb Gorka, and Women for America First co-founder Amy Kremer.
A person who knows about the situation says that the committee is now in charge of negotiating the terms of the subpoena for Trump that the committee voted to issue last week.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, who is in charge of the committee, says that neither Trump nor his lawyer has seen the paper yet (D-Miss.). Harmeet Dhillon is from California and is a national Republican committeewoman. She is the managing partner of the firm.
She has led lawsuits for conservative causes, like fighting against rules that forced schools, churches, and businesses to close during the Covid outbreak.
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Dhillon has also said bad things about the previous subpoenas that the select committee and the Justice Department grand jury sent to her other clients. The spokeswoman for the select committee didn’t answer.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who is the vice chair of the committee, said that the subpoena will ask for Trump’s testimony and key documents about his role in the events leading up to the attack on the Capitol on January 6 by a pro-Trump mob. One question that hasn’t been answered is when and how it will be sent.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said on CNN Wednesday evening, “I think we’ve made it clear… [the subpoena] is coming.” “Nothing has changed on that front, and we’ll see what happens next.”
The committee has spent the last few months making its case that Trump is the only one to blame for the violence that day. It says that Trump stoked the anger of his supporters by spreading false claims of election fraud and planning multiple attempts to undermine Joe Biden’s win and stop the power transfer.
Even though Trump has said he would be happy to talk to the select committee, it is unlikely that they will make him if he chooses to fight their subpoena. In the last 150 years, only one former president has been called to testify in a court case.
Harry Truman didn’t show up in 1953 because he thought it might be a violation of the separation of powers. The issue could be in court for years, and the select committee is set to end its work when the current Congress ends on January 3, 2023.