On Tuesday, Rep. Liz Cheney (R‑Wyoming), one of the vice chairs of the January 6 commission examining the attack on the U.S. Capitol building, announced that any former Trump aides refusing to comply with subpoenas from the commission should expect to face criminal charges from the Department of Justice (DOJ).
If witnesses subpoenaed by the select committee don’t appear for the closed-door testimonies scheduled for this week, as laid out in subpoena orders that were issued in September, they will face severe repercussions, Cheney explained to reporters.
“In general, people are going to have to appear, or, you know, we will move contempt charges against them,” Cheney said.
Steve Bannon, who briefly served as Trump’s chief strategist, has said he will not appear before the select committee. His announcement came after the former president ordered his aides not to testify.
The commission’s requests “are not based in law or reality — it’s just a game to these politicians,” Trump Stated