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Trump could be called to testify before House Jan. 6 panel

Trump could be called to testify before House Jan. 6 panel

Washington, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) House Majority Whip James Clyburn says 'if it comes to that' the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack will ask former President Donald Trump to testify, but would prefer not to call on a former president.
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‘They should go wherever the facts lead,’ the South Carolina Democrat told CNN’s ‘State of the Union.’ ‘I would not want to see a former president testify in such a situation as this, but if that’s what it takes in order to get to the bottom of this.’

The House voted 22-190 on Wednesday to establish the committee to probe the attack on US Capitol.

The 13-member panel will be chaired by Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, who serves as chair of the House Homeland Security Committee.

The group will have the mission of probing and reporting on the events, circumstances and causes that led to what happened seven months ago to hinder Biden´s electoral victory.

Republican Liz Chenney will be part of the committee, which in the opinion of the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, would give bipartisan credibility to the investigation.

More than 440 people are indicted for Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, which in addition to five deaths it left 140 security agents injured by Trump supporters, who carried axes, bats, hockey sticks and other weapons, according to authorities.

The investigation could last until next year, when both parties will face the legislative midterm elections.

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