It’s a question many have asked since the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection was formed: Will former President Donald Trump be subpoenaed for his testimony, and if he is, will he actually have to give a deposition?
According to Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands), the answer is yes.
Plaskett appeared on MSNBC Saturday morning and was asked by host Ali Velshi:
The congresswoman then added:
Indeed, Trump was ordered earlier this week to give a videotaped deposition in a case involving some of his bodyguards assaulting protesters outside Trump Tower:
Former President Trump will be required to appear for a videotaped deposition in New York next week, a New York judge ruled Thursday.
“It is hereby ordered…Donald J. Trump shall appear for a deposition on October 15, 2021 at 10 a.m.,” wrote New York State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez, ruling in favor of a group of Mexican human rights activists who sued Mr. Trump, his business, and his presidential campaign in 2015.
Considering the importance of the work being done by the Jan. 6 committee, it seems likely that a federal judge will also order Trump to give a deposition under oath to the House panel.