Trump, "the one person at the center" of what happened on January 6, is the subject of a subpoena passed by a House committee.

 Trump, "the one person at the center" of what happened on January 6, is the subject of a subpoena passed by a House committee.

Trump, "the one person at the center" of what happened on January 6, is the subject of a subpoena passed by a House committee.

According to precedent, the House committee looking into the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 unanimously decided Thursday to subpoena former President Donald Trump to testify before the panel.

In the course of the open hearing, committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson stated, "This is a question of accountability to the American people." "He must take responsibility. He must give an explanation for his behavior. He has to answer to the police officers who risk their lives and bodies to protect our democratic system. He must answer to the millions of citizens whose votes he sought to invalidate as part of his plot to hold onto power."

Rep. Liz Cheney, the committee's vice chair, stated that there was "sufficient information" to address the majority of the "critical matters" surrounding the attack and to recommend criminal cases to the Justice Department. She added that there was still one "important task," which was to obtain the primary figure from January 6's incident to testify under oath.

Several Trump friends, including key Trump advisers Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro, who were accused of contempt of Congress, have declined to appear as requested. Bannon was found guilty, and his sentencing is anticipated for later this month.

The ninth and probably last session, held on Thursday, recapitulated most of the information the committee had already acquired about the attack.

The committee played video testimony from those close to Trump who claimed he admitted to losing the election in private. Alyssa Farah, a former senior White House communications adviser, said: "I stopped into the Oval merely to check on the president and to tell him the news. Can you believe I lost to this effing guy? he asked, gazing at the TV."

Additionally, former chief of staff Mark Meadows allegedly told Cassidy Hutchinson that Trump "very much admitted" his defeat.

Additionally, the committee screened never-before-seen video from the riot day. In the tapes, members of Congress ask for the National Guard to be dispatched by calling Pence, the Defense Department, and the governors of Virginia and Maryland. In one of the videos, Schumer stated, "We need them there now." The committee claimed that throughout this time, Trump did nothing to quell the rioters.

Trump slams the panel as "a huge Scam"

Late on Thursday night, former President Donald Trump used his Truth Social platform to criticize the committee.

He stated: "The Unselect Committee is a massive scam that our country has not seen before, sponsored by a gang of radical left losers and two unsuccessful Republicans. RENEW THE GREATNESS OF AMERICA!"

A more thorough response was also promised by Trump, who stated that he will "send out my response to the Unselect Committee of political Hacks & Thugs" on Friday morning.

Trump questioned in a post earlier on Thursday why the panel hadn't requested his testimony months earlier.

Stone declares it to be wholly untrue "committee claims he had "extensive direct links" with Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, and that he was aware of any plans for January 6th.

After the hearing, Roger Stone released a statement claiming it is "categorically false" that he "knew about, participated in, or endorsed any act — by any person or group — at or anywhere near the United States Capitol, either beforehand or at the time of the act.

or on January 6, 2019, or any other date, that was either unlawful, illegal, or otherwise designed in any manner to harm or disturb any proceedings of Congress, or any other political body — or anyplace in the District of Columbia, the United States, or Planet Earth."

Stone, according to Lofgren, has "extensive direct links" with the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys, two of the violent groups present on Jan. 6. Individuals from each of these groups have been accused of committing the seditious conspiracy offense, according to Lofgren.

On Thursday, the committee also screened excerpts from a Stone documentary "It will probably still be uncertain. The important thing to do in that situation is to declare victory. Ninety percent of the law is possession.

F*** the vote, go straight to the bloodshed, Stone is heard saying in another scene from the documentary while driving.

Stone has been called as a witness by the committee, according to Lofgren, but he has asserted his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. She continued by showing videos of Stone playing the Fifth.

According to the Secret Service, "cooperation with the Jan. 6 select committee continues."

In a statement released late on Thursday, U.S. Secret Service spokesman Steve Kopek said that the organization "continues to cooperate with the Jan. 6 select committee and has not received any information from the committee regarding any allegation of witness misconduct."

During the hearing on Thursday, Schiff noted that "records and materials related to Jan. 6 had already been requested by the Department of Justice and Congress," but that "Secret Service text messages from this period were wiped in the days and months following the attack on the Capitol."

Faron K. Paramore, the U.S. Secret Service's deputy director, told CBS News in a statement "The United States Secret Service does not belong to the intelligence community (IC). We are the IC's primary consumer of information, and we regularly get pertinent information from the relevant agencies with the authority to gather intelligence."

The Secret Service shared information with its law enforcement partners in the Washington, D.C., area in the weeks before January 6 about available protective intelligence and public information about potential violence, according to Paramore. "The artifacts on display today show that throughout this time, information was not only received by the U.S. Secret Service but was also shared with other local and federal law enforcement authorities in Washington, D.C. Most of these exhibits came from organizations other than the U.S. Secret Service."

In the hearing, Schiff mentioned that the Secret Service had provided the committee with nearly 1 million emails, audio recordings, and other electronic documents.

"Over the month of August, the Select Committee began its review of hundreds of thousands of pages and multiple hours of that material, providing substantial new evidence about what happened on January 6th and the days leading up to it," Schiff said. "That review continues." 

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