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Lawyer who aided Trump subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 13, 2021

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena to a former Justice Department lawyer who positioned himself as an ally of Donald Trump and aided the Republican president's efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 election.
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Federal Magistrate Judge John T. Rodgers reflects on career as he prepares to leave bench after 8 years in role

The former head of the Spokane County Public Defenders Office, and the man who's seen most of the federal criminal defendants in Eastern Washington for the past eight years, is stepping down at the end of the month after a career in law that began in the 1970s. Rodgers, son of former Mayor David H. Rodgers, said his pursuit of criminal defense was at odds with the wishes of his dad.