Trump sues January 6 committee seeking to block subpoena for his testimony

Former United States President Donald Trump is suing the House committee investigating the January 6th protest at the U.S. Capitol to avoid cooperating with a subpoena requiring him to testify.

  • YAHOO NEWS – The suit filed Friday evening contends that, while former presidents have voluntarily agreed to provide testimony or documents in response to congressional subpoenas in the past, “no president or former president has ever been compelled to do so.”
  • CNN – Trump is challenging both the legitimacy of the committee – which multiple courts have upheld – and is claiming he should be immune from testimony about the time he was president.
  • THE HILL – The committee unanimously voted to subpoena the former president during its public hearing last month. 
  • FOX NEWS – Specifically, the subpoena is requesting communications and documents between Trump and his aides, colleagues and staff from the encrypted messaging app Signal.