Liz Cheney Surrenders as Jan 6 Committee Formally Withdraws Subpoena for Trump

Liz Cheney suffered one more loss to President Donald Trump when the House select committee “investigating” Jan. 6 withdrew a subpoena it issued in October against the 45th POTUS. 

“As you may know, the Select Committee has concluded its hearings, released its final report and will very soon reach its end,” Chairman Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.) wrote in a letter to the former president’s lawyer.

“In light of the imminent end of our investigation, the Select Committee can no longer pursue the specific information covered by the subpoena.” Trump took a victory lap saying:

“Was just advised that the Unselect Committee of political Thugs has withdrawn the Subpoena of me concerning the January 6th Protest of the Presidential Election.

“They probably did so because they knew I did nothing wrong, or they were about to lose in Court.”

Trump attorney David A. Warrington said earlier: 

“Long-held precedent and practice maintain that separation of powers prohibits Congress from compelling a President to testify before it.”

Trump’s lawyer Harmeet K. Dhillon said:

“After my firm filed suit on separation of powers grounds to block January 6 House Select Committee’s illegitimate subpoena to President Trump over his activities while president— the committee waved the white flag & withdrew subpoena. 

“We were confident of victory in court, given precedent & refusal of prior presidents to testify in Congress.

“J6 committee wasted millions for a purely political witch-hunt, total abuse of process & power serving no legitimate legislative purpose. 

“Kudos to my outstanding @dhillonlaw colleagues for the win!”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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