2020 ELECTION/CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS: “The U.S. House Jan. 6 committee’s unanimous decision to subpoena former President Donald Trump is unusual. But presidential subpoenas are not unprecedented — and the outcomes of prior clashes between the executive and legislative branches provide some context for the tensions surrounding the committee’s Oct. 13 decision.

The subpoena noted that 30 witnesses had cited the Fifth Amendment in declining to testify, leaving Trump as one of the panel’s few remaining options for fully understanding the events of Jan. 6, 2021, when pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol as the electoral votes for the 2020 presidential election were being formally counted.”

-Louis Jacobson, “The Jan. 6 Committee’s subpoena of Donald Trump: What does it mean?,” politifact.com, October 14, 2022