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utgoing Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney vowed on Sunday not to let Donald Trump turn his scheduled deposition before the January 6 committee into a ‘circus’ – and strongly indicated they will not let him testify on live television.
However, she did not rule it out altogether.
The committee, which she helps lead as vice chair, formally subpoenaed the former president on Friday with a 10-page letter detailing their ‘overwhelming evidence’ that he ‘personally orchestrated and oversaw a multi-part effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election.’
Trump is ordered to appear before the committee on November 14 at 10am.
Speaking to NBC News’ Meet The Press on Sunday, Cheney suggested it’s possible that Trump committed ‘multiple criminal offenses’ which the panel is in the course of investigating.
‘We are anticipating that the former president will understand his legal obligation, will comply with the subpoena,’ Cheney said.
‘We’ve made clear in the subpoena a number of things, including that if he intends to take the Fifth that he ought to alert us of that ahead of time.’
Trump reportedly invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination more than 400 times during a deposition earlier this year, for an unrelated probe into his business practices by New York State Attorney General Letitia James.
But unlike past court orders, Trump is reportedly inclined not to delay the appointment before January 6 investigators.