Trump declines to say if he’ll testify in letter to Jan. 6 panel
Driving the news: In the 14-page letter addressed to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chair of the committee, Trump rehashed a multitude of critiques he and his Republican allies have previously lodged against the panel.
- After an 8-page appendix laying out unfounded claims of fraud in the 2020 election, he wrote: "At your request, I will present these additional numbers to you."
It's not clear whether the panel has even issued its subpoena of Trump yet, making the reply potentially premature.
- Thompson said Thursday that the subpoena would be issued "as soon as we get the paperwork."
- He also told Axios that the panel has not had prior communications with Trump's legal team — aside from the ex-president's litigation to shield White House records.
- Spokespeople for the Jan. 6 committee did not immediately respond to requests for comment.