We have now reached a rather ominous and unprecedented point in American history, and there may be no turning back politically from this moment.
The January 6th select committee, an already-controversial political entity, has now officially taken the bold step of subpoenaing former President Donald J. Trump to testify under oath.
The House Select Committee on Jan. 6 issued a subpoena Friday to former President Trump in relation to the 2020 riots at the Capitol.
Trump is requested to appear before the committee and provide records regarding his actions on day when rioters stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.
The committee agreed to the subpoena for testimony from Trump during its business meeting last week.
But will Trump even consider the offer a realistic one?
Previously, the President has rejected the idea of voluntarily sitting down with the committee, having long considered the investigation little more than a witch hunt designed to defame him ahead of the 2024 presidential election. And with Trump widely-believed to be planning to announce his candidacy for that contest in the coming weeks, the committee’s timing is certainly somewhat suspect.
In an open letter that came just days after the committee held a vote to approve the possibility of a subpoena, Trump suggested that the entire probe was a sham, but did not indicate just how likely he would be to testify should the subpoena come to fruition.