Former President Donald Trump published a letter Friday ripping the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 for failing to investigate what he considers basic questions surrounding the riot.
The committee issued a subpoena for testimony from Trump at its business meeting Thursday.
The letter, dated Thursday, opened with Trump’s unproven claims that the 2020 election was “stolen” before directly addressing the Jan. 6 committee and questioning its purpose.
At no point in his memo did Trump clarify if he would be honoring the subpoena or ignoring it.
“The Unselect Committee has willfully ignored the fact that days before January 6, 2021, I recommended and authorized thousands of troops to be deployed to ensure that there was peace, safety, and security at the Capitol and throughout Washington, D.C. on January 6th because I knew, just based on instinct and what I was hearing, that the crowd coming to listen to my speech, and various others, would be a very big one, far bigger than anyone thought possible,” Trump wrote. Read more…