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a legal summons for former President Donald Trump to testify.

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    October 14, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

    The US aldermanic board investigating aftermost year's Capitol anarchism is arising a acknowledged amendment for above Admiral Donald Trump to testify.

    He is appropriate to acknowledgment for his actions," said Representative Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat.

    If Mr Trump does not accede with the summons, accepted as a subpoena, he could face bent accuse and imprisonment.

    The baddest board is attractive into Trump supporters' affronted of Congress on 6 January 2021.

    The panel's seven Democrats and two Republicans voted 9-0 in favour on Thursday of arising the amendment for the above Republican admiral to accommodate abstracts and affidavit beneath adjuration in affiliation with the Capitol riot.

    The amendment is accepted to be issued in the advancing days, and accommodate a borderline for back Mr Trump charge comply.

    The abruptness move came during the investigation's ninth and possibly final accessible audition for the analysis into aftermost year's arrest on Congress.

    At Thursday's affair the board said it would focus on Mr Trump's "state of mind" as he banned to accept defeat to Joe Biden in the presidential acclamation of November 2020.

    Mr Trump - who has lambasted the analysis as a angle advised to abstract US voters from the "disaster" of Democratic babyminding - is broadly accepted to debris to affirm and action the subpoena.

    In a 14-page letter responding to the amendment on Thursday, he already afresh accused the board of declining to investigate his claims of acclamation fraud.

    "This announcement is actuality accounting to accurate our anger, disappointment, and complaint that with all of the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on what abounding accede to be a Charade and Witch Hunt, and admitting able and able requests, you accept not spent alike a abbreviate moment on analytical the massive Acclamation Artifice that took abode during the 2020 Presidential Election, and accept targeted alone those who were, as anxious American Citizens, agitation the Artifice itself," he wrote.

    Earlier, on his Truth Social platform, he had questioned why the board waited "until the actual end, the final moments of their aftermost meeting" to ask him to testify.

    His above political strategist, Steve Bannon, additionally flouted a agnate acknowledged amendment from the baddest board to testify, and he was begin accusable in July of bent antipathy of Congress.