The House committee investigating what led to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack held its ninth — and potentially final — hearing of the year on Thursday,

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rehashing the panel’s arguments that President Donald J. Trump was directly responsible for inciting the violence.

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In a surprise move at the end of the hearing, the panel voted unanimously, 9 to 0

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to subpoena Mr. Trump to provide both documents and testimony about the attempts to overturn the election.

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The committee’s chairman, Representative Bennie Thompson, Democrat of Mississippi, said that given Mr. Trump’s almost singular role in propelling the events of Jan. 6

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“The need for this committee to hear from Donald Trump goes beyond our fact finding,” Mr. Thompson said. “He must be accountable. He is required to answer for his actions.”

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In a string of hearings in the late spring and summer, the committee, relying on a trove of new evidence it developed from interviews and documents

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The committee showed how one of Mr. Trump’s allies, the conservative activist Tom Fitton, sent the White House an email on Oct. 31 with a statement Mr. Trump should give on election night claiming victory based on early returns.

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“We have sufficient information to consider criminal referrals for multiple individuals,” Ms. Cheney said near the end of the hearing,

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