January 6th select committee sends 1st subpoenas to former Trump aides, advisers

A select committee assembled to investigate the events leading up to January 6th has subpoenaed multiple former Trump aides. CNBC reports that they will need to produce documents in the coming weeks and attend court dispositions on October 15th.

Thursday afternoon, a select committee announced that it would be ordering multiple former Trump aides to produce documents and attend court dispositions. According to MSN, the aides that were served subpoenas include former chief of staff Mark Meadows, former deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, the former chief of staff to the acting defense secretary Kash Patel, and advisor Steve Bannon. The former officials were served the subpoenas in an effort to find out the events leading up to the Capitol riot and to uncover any wrongdoing by the individuals.

The January 6th riot occured when a protest surrounding the validity of the 2020 Presidential election results turned violent. A group of rioters broke into the Capitol building, clashed with police, and marched into the room where the election results were being certified.

Protester Ashlii Babbit was shot and killed by a Capitol Police Officer during the incident as she was crawling through a broken window in the building. In the months after January 6th, the Federal Bureau of Investigations has been investigating and arresting all those who illegally entered the Capitol.

When asked to comment about the subpoenas, Patel said, “I am disappointed, but not surprised, that the Committee tried to subpoena me through the press before seeking my voluntary cooperation. I will continue to tell the truth to the American people about the events of January 6th.” Trump and his team have been openly critical about the committee since its establishment.




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