Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Get Rescinded?

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(PartiallyPolitics.com) – This week, Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Mo., brought forward a new resolution that would rescind all the subpoenas issued by the former Jan. 6 subcommittee to associates of former President Donald Trump. 

On Tuesday, Burlison noted in a press release that the resolution has the support of 24 other House Republicans who are looking to rescind the subpoenas dating back to the investigation that was focused on the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. The subpoenas in question were issued to a number of Trump associates including Peter Navarro, Trump’s former deputy assistant, and Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist. 

As part of the resolution, they are also pushing for the withdrawal of the sub committee’s recommendation to have those who did not abide by the subpoena be found in contempt of Congress. In a statement, he argued that it was time for the House of Representatives to try and undo the harm that the subcommittee, which he referred to as illegitimate, had caused. 

Burlison also added that the subcommittee’s efforts had just been a political witch hunt looking to place the blame for the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection on Trump and his advisors and that it was part of the efforts to influence the 2024 presidential election. 

He further claimed that the subcommittee had been “legally deficient in its composition” and that, instead of focusing on following the House rules, the attention was placed on the TV hearings. He noted that he hoped all House members would join him in the efforts to rescind these subpoenas.

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