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Friday, September 24, 2021

Select Committee press release: Chairman Bennie G. Thompson today announced that he has issued a round of subpoenas for documents and testimony to four individuals with close ties to the former President who were working in or had communications with the White House on or in the days leading up to the January 6th insurrection. In letters to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Daniel Scavino, former Defense Department official Kashyap Patel, and former Trump advisor Stephen Bannon, Chairman Thompson instructed the witnesses to produce materials and appear at depositions in the weeks ahead. "The Committee is investigating the facts, circumstances, and causes of the January 6th attack and issues relating to the peaceful transfer of power, to identify and evaluate lessons learned and to recommend corrective laws, policies, procedures rules, or regulations," wrote Chairman Thompson, underscoring the Select Committee's authority established by House Resolution 503.

While serving as White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows reportedly communicated with officials at the state level and in the Department of Justice as part of an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election or prevent the election's certification. According to other reporting, Mr. Meadows was also in communication with organizers of the January 6 rally, including Amy Kremer of Women for America First. The Select Committee has previously sought White House records dealing with Mr. Meadows, including his actions and communications and information he received dealing with the results and integrity of the 2020 election. Reporting indicates that former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Daniel Scavino was with the former President on January 5th during a discussion of how to convince Members of Congress not to certify the election for Joe Biden. Prior to the January 6th March for Trump, Mr. Scavino promoted the event on Twitter, encouraging people to "be a part of history." And records indicate that Mr. Scavino was tweeting messages from the White House on January 6, 2021.

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The fascist four.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-24 08:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Of course. 1/6 had bannon's stink all over it. And trump's too dumb to organize that himself.

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-24 08:26 PM | Reply

None will show up voluntarily. All will cross their fingers while being sworn in to testify. Perhaps all will plead the Fifth to any question posed to them. Bannon will need to be dipped in disinfectant before being admitted to the building. They will bring with them a mob that could have been called to act by Hedley Lemarr in Blazing Saddles'. All are complicit and probably should be given fair trials and first class hangings ...

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2021-09-24 08:38 PM | Reply

Traitors for Trumpy.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-09-25 01:07 PM | Reply

"We will fight the Subpoenas on Executive Privilege and other grounds, for the good of our Country," Trump said...

Well if it's for the good of the country then I suppose we don't really need to know the truth.

#5 | Posted by ScottE at 2021-09-26 12:08 PM | Reply

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