Jan. 6 Committee To Top Trump Cronies: Spill The Beans!

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A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Getting...
A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things.

Getting Right To It

The House Jan. 6 select committee struck directly into the core of Trumpland yesterday with its first blast of subpoenas demanding documents and witness testimony from:

Ex-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows

Ex-senior White House adviser Steve Bannon

Dan Scavino, who's long served as Trump's social media chief

Kash Patel, a former Devin Nunes aide who became acting chief of staff to the defense secretary in the final weeks of Trump's presidency

In letters to each of the four men released Thursday evening by the committee:

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The committee gave the men two weeks to send in the requested documents.

Bannon and Patel were ordered to appear in front of the committee for depositions on Oct. 14, followed by depositions from Meadows and Scavino the next day.

Naturally Trump was enraged by the "Harassment Subpoenas," and swore via his Save America PAC he would fight them "on Executive Privilege and other grounds."

The ex-president accused the committee of issuing the subpoenas to distract from the findings of the Arizona GOP's fake 2020 election audit, which were slated to be released today.

Trump declared that the committee's alleged scheme wouldn't work because "everybody will be watching Arizona tomorrow to see what the highly respected auditors and Arizona State Senate found out…
Cristina Cabrera, September, Crismcabrera
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