Cheney: 1/6 panel won’t allow Trump to turn testimony into a circus

WASHINGTON (AP) — House committee investigating Capitol riots won’t give Donald Trump a chance to turn live TV appearances of summoned testimony into “circus” and “food fights” as lawmakers work to ensure compliance with the law. will be The committee’s vice-chairman said on Sunday that “the committee is requesting records related to President Trump’s testimony and investigation next month.” To avoid complex and lengthy legal disputes, Trump reportedly told his colleagues that he might consider responding to a subpoena if he could answer questions during his testimonies while he was alive. On Sunday, Liz Cheney did not respond directly. She said the committee would not allow Trump’s testimony to be turned into a “food fight” on TV, as seen in Trump’s broadcast appearances, such as the 2020 presidential debate, and warned that the committee would take action. If he does not comply with the subpoena, “we will proceed to interrogation of the former president under oath,” R-Wyo. Cheney spoke on NBC’s “Meet Press.” “It may take several days, and it will be carried out with a reasonable level of rigor, discipline and seriousness. We won’t allow it. He is not going to turn this into a circus.” “If the former president decides that he will not comply with his legal obligations, which are the legal obligations of all Americans, there are many alternatives to consider. Citizens must obey the subpoena,” he said. Her office later moved to her and Jan. The sixth place did not rule out the possibility of testifying while alive. Cheney said she didn’t reveal what form she should take to avoid a “food fight” or “circus.” The subpoena issued on Friday requires Trump to hand over the documents and provide testimony by November 4th. about” November 14. It is unclear how Trump and his legal team will respond. He may respond to the committee or negotiate, and may announce that he will ignore the subpoena or ignore it entirely. Steve Bannon, a longtime Trump ally, was sentenced to four months in prison last week for ignoring a subpoena from the same committee. He remains pending an appeal. Former Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro is also awaiting trial next month on a similar contempt of Congress charge. The subpoena contains a call for all correspondence to extremist groups coming to Washington, pressure on state lawmakers to overturn the 2020 election vote, and a message to the Vice. House Speaker Mike Pence, D-California, who Trump has pushed to oppose President Joe Biden’s victory, said on Sunday he doubts whether Trump will show up for her inauguration. Pelosi told MSNBC. “His lawyers think he wouldn’t want to show up because he had to testify (under oath). … we will see.” There is little legal advantage to working with the committee at a time when Trump faces other legal disputes in various jurisdictions, including handling his family business in New York and presidential records. Mar-a-Lago real estate in Florida. If a committee of two Republicans and seven Democrats has to get the job done, Trump’s lawyers can simply choose to run out of time if they go to court to escalate the subpoena. In a television interview, Cheney made it clear that Trump committed “multiple crimes” and should be prosecuted. She is Jan. The 6th Commission undermines democracy by denying Biden’s electoral defeat and triggering violent attacks on the Capitol on his supporters. “We have a very clear understanding of the various criminal activities that can be problematic here,” Cheney said. “If the Justice Department decides that there is evidence to believe we are and decides not to prosecute, I think it really raises the question of whether we are a country of law.” After becoming Trump’s fiercest GOP critic, Wyoming’s August primaries hinted at a possible run for president in 2024, and the November 8 midterm elections expressed disappointment at the number of Republican candidates denying the legitimacy of the 2020 election. . She is Jan. If Republicans regain control of the House, the 6’s investigation will end permanently in January. Cheney said it could take “several election cycles,” and she argued that Republicans could find their committee back as defenders of democracy and constitution. she put it She said the 2024 presidential campaign was a decisive moment, saying, “either the party must return from where we are now, which is very dangerous and poisonous, or the party is splitting up and emerging as a new conservative party.” “If Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, the party will collapse and a conservative party will appear in its place,” she said. strength. And there are a lot more Americans who understand how dangerous it is to join any political party.” As for whether she could run for office in 2024, Cheney said: The country we are in at this perilous moment … it is not right now that I am a candidate or not.” For full coverage in January. 6 Hearings, go to https://www.apnews.com/capitol-siege ____This story has been modified to reflect that Cheney did not rule out the possibility of Trump’s live television testimony.
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