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

Nov 11, 2022, 7:30 PM | Updated: Feb 23, 2023, 1:11 pm

Former President Donald Trump has sued the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021. Tr...

Former President Donald Trump has sued the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021. Trump is seen here on Nov. 8 in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo credit: Andrew Harnik/AP

(CNN) — Former President Donald Trump has sued the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, as a way to challenge its subpoena for documents and his testimony, according to filings in a federal court in Florida.

A spokesperson for the January 6 committee declined to comment.

Trump’s attorney, David Warrington, said in a statement that “long-held precedent and practice maintain that separation of powers prohibits Congress from compelling a President to testify before it.”

“After the J6 Committee has undertaken the unprecedented act of demanding President Trump appear for a deposition on Monday, November 14th, he engaged with the Committee in a good faith effort to resolve these concerns consistent with Executive Branch prerogatives and separation of powers, but this partisan Committee insists on pursuing a political path, leaving President Trump with no choice but to involve the third branch, the judicial branch, in this dispute between the executive and legislative branches,” Warrington continued.

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