Trump’s legal team is meeting a stonewall of opposition in its quest to find out the truth about what actually happened on January 6, 2021, when objections to the Electoral College’s slate of electors were interrupted by political extremists who has laid siege to the Congress despite multiple disregarded warnings about the danger from law enforcement.
On Monday, Judge Tanya Chutkan, the federal judge hearing former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election challenges lawsuit, declined his legal team’s motion to subpoena members of the House Jan. 6 select committee and others for evidence in his future trial.
The former president’s lawyers requested in October that the court approve subpoenas for records from the National Archives and Records Administration, the House Administration Committee, Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Democratic chair of the House Jan. 6 panel, and others.
Trump’s lawyers claim there are missing records from the now-disbanded committee that they need for court preparation. However, former J6 committee members baldly assert that there is no missing material.
Trump’s lawyers have yet to say if they would appeal Judge Chutkan’s judgment.
The former president’s lawyers recently filed a motion for discovery in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s case, demanding records about any FBI