A member of the panel confirmed that the Jan. 6 committee had found a lawyer to subpoena former President Donald Trump.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D.CA) made the announcement during a conversation on MSNBC with Chris Hayes. This interview took place after reports suggested that the House select committee was having difficulty finding a lawyer who would accept the subpoena.
“We had to find an attorney to serve the document on this matter, but we are just trying to tie up some loose ends. Lofgren stated that it will happen quickly — it is not a major issue. “As of this morning we have the name of the attorney.”
The subpoena was served by Trump’s attorney. However, the California congresswoman confirmed that Trump had been assigned an attorney to serve the subpoena. She also said she does not believe the report will be released before the midterm elections.
“I don’t think we’ll have an interim reporting. We might release any urgent information we receive, or anything we feel will help us to understand the situation better. However, we are busy writing the report and planning to release it. Lofgren stated that it was impossible to complete the task in the next 19-days.
Last week, the committee unanimously voted to subpoena President Obama for documents and testimony regarding events surrounding Jan. 6 Capitol Riot and attempts to reverse the 2020 election results.
Trump responded to the last hearing by the committee calling it a “Charade and Witch Hunt”, but he did not state whether he would follow the subpoena.