January 6th House Select Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson told reporters that he has signed about 20 subpoenas and that they are going out “soon,” possibly by end of the day on Friday, the same day the committee was stonewalled in their interview by former Justice Department official Jeffery Clark, multiple sources tell CNN.
Rep. Thompson would not confirm if former Trump lawyer John Eastman is a part of that group, but said of the next batch of the subpoenas: “Some of the people have been written about. Some of the people haven’t been written about.”
Separately Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, who serves as the vice-chair of the committee, told CNN that the panel has also interviewed more than 150 people, indicating that much of its investigation is developing behind closed doors. Cheney said the committee has talked with “a whole range of people,” some in interviews and others in depositions.
New: Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark refused to answer Jan. 6 committee questions at deposition today with his lawyer saying in letter that he was asserting attorney-client privilege, per Politico
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) November 5, 2021
Clark, a Justice Department official who was integral to helping Trump in his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, was originally scheduled to meet with the committee last Friday, but his interview was postponed because he had a change in counsel. He was subpoenaed by the committee after failing to voluntarily cooperate with the panel’s investigation. Clark evoked “attorney-client” privilege to duck Committee questions, although the transcript had not been released by press time.
The Justice Department is letting the Jan 6th Committee down.
They should be prosecuting Steve Bannon, after the House asked DOJ to criminally prosecute him for refusing to comply with their subpoena.
We demand JUSTICE & the DOJ is letting us down too!See Also
— Tony #DemVoice1 (@TonyHussein4) November 5, 2021
Many of the individuals that the committee has subpoenaed have been granted short postponements as the terms of their engagement with the committee get sorted out.