Rep. Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonJan. 6 panel subpoenas Jeffrey Clark, a Trump supporter to try to DOJ Ex-Trump aide Dan Scavino finally hired Jan. (D-Miss.), The Chair of the House appointed a committee to investigate Jan’s attack. 6 at the Capitol, it did not prohibit the exodus of former members President TrumpDonald TrumpTim Scott takes .3 million in third quarter Mr. Trump calls for Take Back Virginia Rally to illuminate Youngkin Overnight Defense & National Security – Partisan extremism brings ‘growing crisis’ among former members MORE when asked about the opportunity during a conference on Thursday.
“Are you ruling out or ruling in the last coup to oust Trump?” Wolf Blitzer of CNN asked Thompson.
“Well, I would say this at the moment, Wolf, no one is allowed to be rescued from this committee,” Thompson replied.
He added that “much of what we think” about Trump depends on how much information Biden White House provides to the committee, despite Trump’s comments on the privilege.
White House Wednesday rejected by Trump exercising the powers of honor on a set of documents requested by the court.
“I am grateful for the White House agreement to focus on the highest privilege and to give us the thinking and experience we need. Much of what we choose from former President Trump is based on what we find in this information, “Thompson told Blitzer.
“I appreciate Biden’s experience and the deliberate effort to see that we have some knowledge that is important to what we do,” he added.
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The chairman played a similar post in July when asked about the possibility of sending Trump, a former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard Pence Few of the 10 children say the US is on the right track: Trump election holds 36-year lead over DeSantis, Pence election new What is at stake if Trump wins in 2024? One-party rule law MORE and other White House officials, telling PBS NewsHour, “If that truth leads us to anyone, we will not hesitate to bring it before the committee.”
While there is no guarantee that the committee will eventually send Trump, the former president is already ready to fight legally if the group asks for his documents and evidence.
Mr Trump in a statement last month vowed to “attack the Spopoenas on the Peace Alliance and for other reasons,” arguing that such a move would be “of national benefit.”
Legal experts, however, they are arguing over even the claim of the former president of the state of aid will stand in court.
Thompson’s comments came just hours after a committee announced plans to extradite former Trump White House president Stephen Bannon after he failed to comply with the order.
Bannon is refusing to provide the requested documents and evidence, citing a case to be filed by Trump, who claims that the items in the defense court are protected by a high privilege.
Reports surfaced last week that Trump was instructing the children of his former assistants, including Bannon, criticized the summons they received from the party.
The tribunal will compile a report detailing the court’s efforts to force Bannon to comply with the order, and his failure to comply. It will then go before the House to vote.
If approved, the Legal Department will be tasked with logging in and deciding how aggressive it will be to follow Bannon. The decision can be made by the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, by senior lawyers in the Justice Department.
Thompson on Thursday denied Bannon’s allegations that his testimony was protected by a high degree of privilege.
“You can’t say that Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonThe judge says Baltimore could not block a meeting of Catholic media reporters Jan. 6 on radio show Jeffrey Clark, in support of Trump’s bid for DoJ Bannon’s subpoena snub sets up a major bid for Biden DOJ he has to hide behind a high position when he wasn’t even a government. “Just because former President Trump says it is not the law,” Blitzer said.
Bannon was not active in the lead on January 6.
As for Bannon, the elected committee also has shipped subpoenas to former Trump chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Meadows What’s in danger if Trump wins in 2024? The Hill’s Morning Report – Issued by Altria – Political parties continue to run for Biden, Dems Trump, elections and January 6: Likely lost this week MORE, former deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino and Kashyap Patel, former chief of staff to former Secretary-Defense defense minister Christopher Miller.
Meadows and Patel have so far “done” with the committee, Thompson and Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThiel in support of Trump protests in Cheney: quote GOP leader Fox reaffirms Trump Cheney’s power to raise .7 million in third quarter MORE (R-Wyo.) It was announced in a statement last week.
Meadows, Patel and Scavino were all given temporary suspensions by the committee for their submissions, which were scheduled for this week, according to CNN.
Recently, the committee requested records and evidence from Jeffrey Clark, Trump’s aide and former employee of the Justice Department who urged its leaders to investigate Trump’s allegations of electoral fraud.
In a letter to Clark, Thompson wrote that the court’s inquiry “provided clear evidence that you have tried to involve the Legal Department in attempting to disrupt the transfer of power and peace.”
“You have urged the department to send a letter to politicians in Georgia and other countries urging them to delay the issuance of ballot papers at the end of the election and to hold a press conference announcing that the department is investigating allegations of voter fraud,” the letter added.
Updated at 7:36 pm