Former Trump aide Dan Scavino has been served a subpoena from the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, a source familiar with the matter told CNN, bringing an end to the committee’s struggle to physically locate him.
A process server brought the subpoena to former Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Friday, the source told CNN. While Scavino was said to be at home in New York at the time, he had instructed a staff member to accept the subpoena on his behalf at Trump’s resort.
Scavino will allegedly “review the document” with his attorneys, who would then determine what his next steps will be. He’d be wise to follow the advice former federal prosecutor Michael Zeldin dispensed to Steve Bannon via CNN on Saturday and show up, because none of the Trump associates or anyone else who’s received the subpoenas has a legal argument to defy them.
BREAKING — Former WH Communications Director Dan Scavino was finally TRACKED DOWN and smacked with his subpoena by the January 6 Committee.
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Scavino was among the former Trump aides that had been sent a letter from Trump’s attorney this week advising that he intended to defend what he viewed as an infringement of executive privilege. In the letter viewed by CNN, an attorney for Trump advised them to “where appropriate, invoke any immunities and privileges” and not provide documents or testimony. President Joe Biden officially refused Trump’s request to withhold White House records regarding the January 6th insurrection from the committee created to investigate it.
We're not attorneys. But when Trump – now a private citizen – told his former aides and associates NOT to cooperate with a Congressional subpoena, IN WRITING, it strikes us as the most transparent case of obstructing justice we've ever seen.
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) October 9, 2021
Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS)and Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) said in a statement that former Trump officials Mark Meadows and Kash Patel are “so far engaging” with the panel. In their statement, Thompson and Cheney make clear that the committee will act “swiftly” against those who refuse to comply with a lawful subpoena, including by seeking to hold them in criminal contempt, as they try to squash concerns that the committee will not act forcefully enough.
— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) October 8, 2021