Trump gets an extra week to turn over documents on Capitol riots | Abroad

The US House of Representatives committee tasked with investigating the January 6, 2021 storming of the Capitol has given former President Donald Trump another week to turn over documents related to his role in it.

The Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry announced earlier that it had sent Trump a subpoena asking him to submit the documents by November 4. Starting November 14, the Republican will then have to testify before the committee.

The seven Democrats and two Republicans on the committee want Trump copies of his Jan. 6 contacts with lawmakers and members of extremist groups, as well as former associates and aides. Trump should also communicate about efforts to delay vote counting and recognition of the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Trump said the investigation was politically motivated, while the commission failed to investigate his allegations of widespread voter fraud. A spokesman for the former president did not respond to a request for comment on Friday.

Trump was not expected to cooperate with the subpoena. The former president may want to buy time because the commission’s mandate is likely to expire early next year if Republicans win a majority in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Five people, including a police officer, died during or shortly after the January 6, 2021 riots, and more than 140 police officers were injured. The Capitol also incurred millions of dollars in losses. The rioters, among others, targeted then-Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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