Jan. 6 committee drops Republican National Committee subpoena: report
The Jan. 6 committee "determined that it no longer has a need to pursue the specific information requested," a House attorney wrote.
The House Jan. 6 Capitol riot committee reportedly plans on dropping its subpoena against the Republican National Committee and email vendor Salesforce.
Attorneys at the Republican National Committee and Salesforce were notified last week that the Jan. 6 committee will withdraw the subpoena that was issued in February, The Washington Post reported.
"Given the current stage of its investigation, the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol has determined that it no longer has a need to pursue the specific information requested," House general counsel Douglas Letter wrote in a letter obtained by the Post notifying the parties of the motion to dismiss.
The motion to dismiss the subpoena comes as Republicans are favored to take back the House during midterms, making it likely that the Jan. 6 committee will be disbanded after the election this fall.
The Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit in March against the Democrat-led Jan. 6 panel, which argued that records from Salesforce and the Republican group would "help investigators understand the impact of false, inflammatory messages in the weeks before January 6th [and] the flow of funds." Salesforce owns the RNC's fundraising platform.
RNC spokeswoman Emma Vaughn celebrated the Jan. 6 panel's decision.
"We said all along that this subpoena was unconstitutional. This is a victory for freedom of speech, privacy, and Americans’ right of political association without fear of partisan reprisal," she told the Post.