WASHINGTON, October 12 (Hfrance.fr) - The special committee of The United States House of Representatives investigating the deadly Jan.6 riot on Capitol Hill will lay criminal contempt charges against those who fail to comply with its subpoenas, Deputy Representative Liz Cheney said on Tuesday. -Panel chair.
The commission summoned four members of former President Donald Trump administration to appear late last month. . These were Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows, former White House adviser Steve Bannon, former deputy chief of staff of White House Dan Scavino and former Defense Ministry official Kash Patel.
The committee has already threatened accusations of criminal contempt against Bannon for refusing to cooperateinvestigation into the attack, in which a mob of Trump supporters stormed the seat of the US government.
Those subpoenaed will have an opportunity to cooperate, but if they do not, the committee will apply its subpoenas, Cheney, a Republican, told reporters at the United States Capitol. She's leading the committee with its chairman, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson.
"Usually people are going to have to appear, or, you know, we're going to bring contempt charges against them, "Cheney said. She said the whole committee was in agreement on this point.
Cheney said the committee expected to receive depositions from Meadows and Patel later this week. "We'll see if they show up. If they show up, we'll be prepared," she said.
The riot took place as Congress met to certify the electoral victory of Democrat Joe Biden, delaying this process by several hours as then Vice President, Mike Pence, members of Congress, staff and reporters were on the run. More than 600 people now face criminal charges arising from the event.
House Democrats formed the committee over objections from others Trump's Republicans in the House. Cheney is one of two Republicans on the committee. Report by Susan Cornwell; Edited by Peter Cooney
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