During an interview on MSNBC Saturday morning, Democratic congresswoman Rep Stacey Plaskett said that there’s a high probability former President Donald Trump could be hauled to testify before the House panel investigating the January 6 insurrection. She also suggested that the panel could also seek Trump’s phone records and White House videotapes of what he is doing on that day.
On Friday, Rep. Adam Schiff (DF-CA) opened the door to the prospect the former president and his running mate Mike Pence might be asked to speak before the committee.
Plaskett told MSNBC host Ali Velshi that the idea is not as “farfetched” as many would believe.
“The chairman of the January 6th committee, [Rep] Bennie Thompson, has suggested that Donald Trump himself may receive a subpoena for information and possibly testimony,” host Velshi prompted.
“I think that that’s not something that we should consider farfetched.” Plaskett immediately replied. “Bennie Thompson has made it very clear that he is going to take this select committee and its members, who are in full agreement with him, wherever the facts may lead them. They’re going to be bound by the facts and the law, and if that means deposing the president, they will do so.”
“You know, Ali, we’ve recently seen, even if it’s a civil case, that the president has been compelled to give depositions and so his ability to remove himself from depositions in this matter may be farfetched,” she continued. “You know, not only the deposition of the president himself, but records related to him. whether those be cell phone, whether those be Twitter accounts, communications with individuals, video tapes, if there are in the White House of what he is doing on that day.”
Watch the interview below from MSNBC.