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‘No One Is Off the Table’: Adam Schiff Considering Subpoenas for Donald Trump and Mike Pence

‘No One Is Off the Table’: Adam Schiff Considering Subpoenas for Donald Trump and Mike Pence

Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff of California, the chair of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, revealed on Thursday that he and his colleagues are weighing potential subpoenas of former President Donald Trump and ex-Vice President Mike Pence as part of their investigation into who bears ultimate responsibility for the deadly insurrection.

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Schiff shared that intriguing possibility with New York Times reporter Kara Swisher on the paper’s Sway podcast.

Swisher:

O.K., you’ve had up to 18 subpoenas now. The latest round went to three main organizers of the protests around the country, including Stop the Steal L.L.C. Is there a strategy in zooming in on the organizers?

Schiff:

It makes a lot of sense to look at who organized these rallies. What was their understanding? What was their expectation about the propensity for violence? How are they coordinated? What kind of communication was there between the rally organizers and the White House? How was this paid for? What was the purpose of the march on the Capitol? How did people know to come armed with tactical gear, with communications equipment? We want to know at all. Because we want to be able to tell the country about all of it. And so, yes, it makes sense to start with them, but certainly not end with them.

Swisher:

So are you going to subpoena Mike Pence?

Schiff:

I can’t speak for the committee, we’ll make that decision jointly. And it’ll be announced by our chairman, in terms of any high profile witness. But one thing that we are very uniform about is that we will go to whoever has the information that we need, and —

Swisher:

It sounds like you’d like to.

Schiff:

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No one is off the table.

Swisher:

Including Donald Trump himself?

Schiff:

No one is off the table.

Listen to the conversation and view the transcript here.

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