POLITICO learned that former President Donald Trump hired a company to work with the Jan. 6 select Committee on its forthcoming subpoena.
The Dhillon Law Group already represents numerous witnesses who have appeared before this committee, including Michael Flynn (former national security advisor), Trump ally Seb Gorka, and Amy Kremer, co-founder of Women for America First. According to a source familiar with the situation, the Trump subpoena is being negotiated by the firm. It was issued last week by the committee.
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Harmeet Dhillon is the managing partner of the firm. She is a California Republican Committeewoman. She has headed litigation that relates to conservative causes, including opposing policies that closed down schools, churches, and businesses during the Covid epidemic. Dhillon also criticised Justice Department grand jury subpoenas she received for her other clients from previous select committees.
A spokesperson for the select commission declined to comment.
Rep. Liz Cheney, the vice-chair of the committee, was elected to serve as its chair. The subpoena would require Trump’s testimony as well as relevant documents regarding his involvement in the events leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro Trump mob. The remaining questions include when and how it will happen.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a panel member (Republican from Illinois), stated Wednesday night on CNN that “I think it has been made clear… [the Subpoena] will come.” “Nothing has changed on this front. We will continue to see where we are going from here.”
The committee spent months proving that Trump is solely responsible for the violence of that day. He has also fomented his supporters’ fury through false claims of election fraud, inciting multiple attempts to undermine Joe Biden’s victory, and disrupt the transfer power.
Trump has openly expressed interest in appearing before the select committee. However, it is unlikely that he will be forced to appear before them if he challenges their subpoena. In the past 150 years, only one ex-president has been subpoenaed. Harry Truman, in 1953, was the only former president to be subpoenaed by lawmakers. He declined to appear because of a possible encroachment on separation of powers.
The issue could be litigated for years, and the committee will dissolve before the end of the current Congress.