The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot voted unanimously on Thursday to subpoena former President Donald Trump for documents and testimony about his role in the attack.
The move has been under consideration for some time. It comes at the end of Thursday’s public hearing which will likely be the committee’s last before the midterm elections.
The committee has conducted more than 1,000 interviews and depositions and issued more than 100 subpoenas since they began investigating the riot a year ago.
Thursday’s hearing once again placed the spotlight on Trump’s effort to overturn the results of the election in court, at the state level and finally on Jan. 6 after all else failed.
“None of this would have happened without him. He was personally and substantially involved in all of it,” committee vice-chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said. “Today, we will focus on President Trump’s state of mind, his intent, his motivations, and how he spurred others to do his bidding. And how another Jan. 6 could happen again if we do not take necessary action to prevent it.”
It is not likely that Trump will cooperate with the committee, which he repeatedly slammed as a politically motivated witch hunt.