Lawyer Harmeet Dhillon Claims Victory as January 6 Panel Drops Trump Subpoena
Conservative attorney Harmeet Dhillon is celebrating the House January 6 Committee withdrawing its subpoena against former President Donald Trump.
The victory for The Dhillon Law Group, which Trump hired after being subpoenaed in October for testimony and documents, comes as Dhillon is challenging Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to lead the Republican National Committee.
“After my firm filed suit on separation of powers grounds to block January 6 House Select Committee’s illegitimate subpoena to President Trump over his activities while president — the committee waved the white flag & withdrew subpoena,” Dhillon said in a tweet Wednesday.
“We were confident of victory,” she added, “in court, given precedent & refusal of prior presidents to testify in Congress. J6 committee wasted millions for a purely political witch-hunt, total abuse of process & power serving no legitimate legislative purpose.”
Dhillon shared a screenshot of a letter signed by January 6 Committee Bennie Thompson (D-MS) that announced the withdrawal and offered a brief explanation.
“As you may know, the Select Committee has concluded its hearings, released its final report and will very soon reach its end. In light of the imminent end of our investigation, the Select Committee can no longer pursue the specific information covered by the subpoena,” the letter said.
After a year and a half of investigating efforts to challenge the 2020 results and the Capitol riot, the January 6 Committee released its final report last week, recommending Trump be barred from holding office again. Members of the panel also voted unanimously to recommend Trump be charged with obstructing an official proceeding, conspiring to defraud the United States, conspiring to make false statements to the federal government, and inciting an insurrection.
Trump, who announced last month he is embarking on a third campaign for the White House, has broadly denied any wrongdoing, and he has castigated the January 6 panel as being the “Unselect Committee of political hacks.”