Several courts rejected Ward’s objection, so he went to the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Elena Kagan decided to suspend the commission of inquiry pending further evaluation of the case.
Investigators recovered all of Ward’s text and phone data from November 1, 2020, to January 30, 2021. He was accused of several attempts to tamper with the counting of votes in the presidential election.
Ward went to court because he believes the subpoena violates the basic rights of party members who spoke to him or sent him messages at the time.
Donald Trump has also been subpoenaed by the investigative commission. He is expected to object to that too.
Angry supporters at the Capitol
On January 6, 2021, angry Trump supporters stormed the Washington House of Representatives to prevent Congress from confirming Joe Biden’s election victory. Five people were killed and hundreds were injured.
This is what happened that day:
Earlier, the commission’s investigation found that Trump did nothing during the riots. He watched television in the dining room next to the Oval Office. “Nothing can move him,” committee chairman Bernie Thompson said at a hearing last July. “Not his allies, his supporters or many pleas to do something.”
“Coffee fanatic. Friendly zombie aficionado. Devoted pop culture practitioner. Evil travel advocate. Typical organizer.”