A federal appeals court reversed a ruling from a lower court that ordered the RNC to comply with a subpoena from the January 6th Committee.
The decision came after the January 6th Committee withdrew its subpoena that would have forced an RNC digital vendor, Salesforce, to produce records discussing its fundraising strategy in the aftermath of the 2020 Presidential election.
While the decision is fairly uncontroversial, the federal appeals court took its ruling a step further and acknowledged that there are “important and unsettled constitutional questions” about if the Committee is lawfully constituted.
The ruling vindicates conservatives who have questioned the legitimacy of the January 6th Committee and its actions.
The appeals court also questioned the January 6th Committee’s tactics, saying that it has applied a sense of urgency to obtain documents from people and organizations it subpoenas before withdrawing the subpoena altogether.
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A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling ordering the Republican National Committee to comply with a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee, poking the Democrat-led investigation for vacillating on key issues and acknowledging there were “important and unsettled constitutional questions” about whether the panel is lawfully constituted.
The U.S. Circuit Court for Appeals or the District of Columbia said it was dismissing the case because the Jan. 6 committee withdrew the subpoena to the RNC seeking records of its dealings with a digital fund-raising vendor Salesforce.
“The RNC’s appeal has become moot,” the appeals court ruled in dismissing the case.
The court also took issue with the House Democrat committee for playing essentially a game of hurry up, then wait.
“The Committee has taken various positions on whether and when it needs the subpoenaed RNC documents,” the judges noted, citing a history of urgent requests followed by delay and then eventually withdrawal of the subpoena.