Nancy’s Jan. 6 witch hunt committee isn’t getting off to a great start. The people of interest she hoped to interrogate refuse to comply, making her task of locking up Donald Trump even more complicated.
Subpoenas have been issued to four top aides of Former President Donald Trump, but each one says that will deny Nancy’s request for documents or testimony, according to recent reports.
According to an anonymous source on Capitol Hill, the Pelosi-led House Select Committee on the January 6th Capitol riots has so far been unable to physically serve a Congressional subpoena on Trump White House deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino.
However, it’s been confirmed that three other Trump allies – White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, strategist Steve Bannon, and Defense Department official Kash Patel – all have been physically served a subpoena. The crew has until this Thursday at midnight to produce the required documents, and October 15th to respond to the deposition demands.
In their letter to Scavino, former White House deputy chief of staff, the committee highlights his utility, claiming his close proximity and long history of working with the former President, he can provide useful information regarding conversations Trump had on January 5 about trying to convince members of Congress to not certify the election, the former President’s movements on January 6, and the broader communication strategy the White House had in the lead up to the January 6 rally.
Meanwhile, despite being physically served, the four targeted Trump officials are expected to defy Nancy’s orders for documents and testimony related to her January 6 witch hunt.
Makes sense since everyone knows Trump did nothing wrong. After all, you can’t expect for one man – President or not – to be responsible for the actions of his millions of supporters.
Nancy Pelosi and her sycophant understudies in the Select Committee will face a giant investigative hurdle without the documents and testimony from these former officials. It’s not known whether President Donald Trump may have pressed his former aides to avoid testifying or turning over documents because the president’s lawyers are concerned the subpoenas may undercut executive privilege.
Trump and his legal team, led by the ex-Trump campaign lawyer Justin Clark the former deputy White House counsel Patrick Philbin, are moving to are rightfully highlighting the Former President’s executive privillage to instruct former aides not to testify or provide documents. The Witch Hunters on the committee believe they have legal authority to achieve answers however they please simply because it’s related to Trump.
Republicans, though, have objected to the commission itself, generally, claiming that Pelosi’s decision to impanel a House select committee — and then refuse to seat Republican-appointed members, instead selecting her own Republican panelists — is evidence of a partisan inquiry, not an impartial investigation into the events that led up to the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol.
If the four aides do refuse to comply with the subpoenas, the House committee, which has threatened action for non-compliance, will face the ultimate decision on how to proceed. If they ramp up enforcement methods, such as jail time, the integrity of the committee (and there wasn’t much to begin with) will be forever gone. Nancy wants to appear bipartisan and fair, even though that’s the opposite of the truth.
If they chose to do nothing about the subpoena objections, they will not get the answers Nancy so desperate seeks.
Author: Asa McCue