Trump Skips J6 Deposition, Committee Considering ‘Next Steps’

For Donald Trump, an imminent announcement regarding his 2024 presidential bid will likely carry a great deal more weight than it would for other potential candidates.

That’s because Trump is facing a number of investigations and political probes these days, and officially immersing himself in the 2024 race will bestow upon him the ability to suggest that these affronts to his character are nothing more than shallow attempts to defame him, and to influence the voting public.

Perhaps this is why he figuratively told the January 6th committee where they could shove their deposition request this week.

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol says it is considering “next steps” after former President Trump failed to appear for his Monday deposition following a subpoena last month.

In a joint statement from Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Vice Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the panel bashed Trump for filing a lawsuit Friday challenging the subpoena, accusing him of “hiding” after he was compelled to appear for testimony Monday.

“Even though the former President initially suggested that he would testify before the committee, he has since filed a lawsuit asking the courts to protect him from giving testimony. His attorneys have made no attempt to negotiate an appearance of any sort, and his lawsuit parades out many of the same arguments that courts have rejected repeatedly over the last year,” the two said in a statement.

They then added a little bit of 5th grade psychology to the mix.

“The truth is that Donald Trump, like several of his closest allies, is hiding from the Select Committee’s investigation and refusing to do what more than a thousand other witnesses have done,” they added.

With Trump set to announce his bid on Tuesday, the committee’s next actions will now be made under the overwhelming auspices of political bias, and there is no doubt that candidate Trump will be using this to his full advantage in the coming weeks.