Donald Trump has responded to a congressional committee that wants to hear his evidence about the attack on the U.S. Capitol, but he has not said whether he will appear.
In a Jan. 6 memo to committee members, he did not address them summons Ask him to testify before them.
Instead, he launched a new attack on their investigation, calling it “witch hunt at the highest level.”
In the 14-page document, posted on his “Truth Social” media platform, he reiterated his complaints about the committee’s work, saying there was “anger, disappointment and complaints” and that the committee had not reviewed what he called a “big deal”. Election Fraud of Scale”.
The lack of a clear response cast doubt on whether the former president would ever appear before the committee.
At the last scheduled hearing, the panel voted unanimously to call him to testify.
“We must seek testimony under the oath of the central players on Jan. 6,” said Vice-Chairman Liz Cheney.
The final hearing brought together what the committee said was evidence that Trump deliberately ignored the rule of law and remained in power.
It provides evidence that he plans to overturn the results of the 2020 election long before Election Day, and that he pressured state officials and others to overturn the results.
Also heard evidence that the US Secret Service was previously warned January 6, 2021or Trump supporters planning to attack the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
If Mr Trump does not decide to appear on the committee, it is unclear whether he could be legally compelled to do so.
Mr Trump’s A record refusing legal investigations will almost certainly herald a protracted legal battle ahead of any court appearances.
Because the Supreme Court has no precedent giving Congress the power to compel a former president to give evidence about his time in office, some U.S. legal analysts have described the subpoena as symbolic.