.thereidout Blog: Enjoy this subpoena-themed playlist as you read why the Jan. 6 probe is honing in on Trump world.
The ReidOut with Joy Reid: Donald Trump Jan. 6 House select committee subpoenas Steve Bannon Mark Meadows Dan Scavino Kashyap Patel
Thursday’s news is a sign that investigators are honing in on Trump confidants who may have aided his administration in fomenting an anti-democratic revolt after Joe Biden won the 2020 election.According to NBC News, the subpoenas call for sworn depositions and documents from former White House strategist Steve Bannon, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former social media director Dan Scavino and Kashyap Patel, who was chief of staff to Trump’s acting defense secretary.
The select committee set an Oct. 7 deadline for the documents it requested, and ordered the former Trump aides provide their sworn depositions Oct. 14 and 15.Chelsea Stahl / MSNBC; Getty ImagesThe committee’scited reports that he “engaged in multiple elements of the planning and preparation of efforts to contest the presidential election and delay the counting of electoral votes.”
Thesaid he was “with the former President on January 5, when he and others were considering how to convince members of Congress not to certify the election for Joe Biden.”Theletter to Patel, former chief of staff to then-acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, said there is “substantial reason” to believe Patel has documents that could shed light on the role the Department of Defense played in “preparing for and responding to the attack on the U.S. Capitol.” headtopics.com
Theletter to Bannonsaid the Trump strategist has been “described as communicating with then-President Trump on December 30” and “urging him to plan for and focus his efforts on January 6.”A statement from the White House on Thursday called the attacks “a dark stain on our country’s history.” White House spokesman Michael Gwin said the Biden administration has been “engaging with Congress” on matters related to the Jan. 6 attack for several months and will continue to do so.
That cooperation is already agitating Trump, who denounced the subpoenas in his own statement Thursday. He vowed to fight them “on Executive Privilege and other grounds;" however, there is no guarantee he’d have standing to make such a claim.In his statement, Trump also derided the panel as the “Unselect Committee.” No word yet on whether Trump’s insults hurt committee members’ feelings.
Here’s a short, subpoena-themed playlist I made for Team Trump — and you — to mark the occasion: Read more: MSNBC »
thereidout Somehow the left think that a committee is a court of Law they have limited power so don't get excited all show no action. thereidout And rubbish smear campaign continues...🙄🤡😂 thereidout Useless committee subpoena's not even enforceable.
House committee probing Jan. 6 attack could subpoena Trump aides: SourcesThe House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack could subpoena several former high-level Trump aides for records and information, sources tell ABC News. ‘Could’ These people are pathetic. Why hasn’t it been done already? Why? We know that. Let’s see if they have the balls to do it. Could? They have been saying subpoenas are coming for like 2 months.
Judge Lays Into Trump-Loving Deputy Who Wore 'Sheriff' Patch On Jan. 6Ronald Colton McAbee was a sheriff's deputy when he attempted to breach the Capitol on Jan. 6. A judge is deciding whether he'll be freed pretrial. This is objectively a lifetime termination to his legitimate authority to make arrests MAGADelendaEst BlueOnBlueCRIME good luck
Jan. 6 investigation accelerates as it turns toward TrumpThe Jan. 6 investigation has entered a new phase. Investigators are ready to unleash an avalanche of subpoenas and bracing for bruising fights with Trump’s inner circle. Things are about to move fast. costareports Subpoenas that will all likely be ignored and then not enforced... BFD costareports Hindsight fast. As useful as testing Lance Armstrong after the race.
Biden White House leans toward releasing information about Trump, Jan. 6 attack: reportThe White House is leaning toward releasing information to Congress about what Donald Trump and his aides were doing during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S....
Jan. 6 Committee Issues Subpoenas to Four Former Trump OfficialsThe House committee investigating the assault on the U.S. Capitol issued subpoenas to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, adviser Steve Bannon and aides Dan Scavino and Kashyap Patel. 👍👍👍 Great !!! As they should. Architects of the insurrection need to be held accountable. Treason is a problem!
Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Trump aides, allies to testifyJUST IN: The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has issued subpoenas to some of fmr. President Trump's closest advisers, including Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, and Dan Scavino. How y’all about those DOJ lies...had to fight to keep the peaceful hidden to hid those lies. What will this achieve? They will all lie constantly as they did in government Shit's getting real.