Jan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas

Jan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas
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Rep. Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonSunday shows - Democrats' spending plan in the spotlight Jan. 6 committee chair: 'No question' Capitol riot was a premeditated attack Abuses of executive privilege reveal our system of checks and balances is on life support MORE (D-Miss.), the chairman of the select committee investigating Jan. 6, told reporters Monday that the panel plans to send a “good number” of additional subpoenas as part of its probe of that day.

“We have every reason to believe that we will be moving forward with some additional subpoenas,” Thompson said, signaling that such action could come this week.

“I think they'll have significant information that the committee could benefit from," he said.

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Thompson’s comments come after the Jan. 6 committee issued its first subpoenas last week, requesting that four advisers to former President TrumpDonald TrumpYoungkin ad features mother who pushed to have 'Beloved' banned from son's curriculum White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege Democrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled MORE appear for a deposition in mid-October.

The subpoenas were sent to Trump’s former chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsDemocrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled Report: Rally organizers say GOP lawmakers worked on Jan. 6 protests Three key behind-the-scenes figures in Jan. 6 probe MORE, former strategist Stephen Bannon, former deputy chief of staff for communications Dan Scavino and Kashyap Patel — former chief of staff to then-acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, and a former White House staffer.

Thompson told reporters that he was not aware of any responses to the committee from the first four subpoenas. They have until Oct. 7 to turn over documents that were requested.

Patel and Bannon were asked to appear before the committee on Oct. 14, and Meadows and Scavino were requested on Oct. 15.

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffAll eyes on Garland after Bannon contempt vote House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Altria - Manchin heatedly dismisses rumors of leaving Democratic Party MORE (D-Calif.) has suggested individuals who refuse to cooperate with the panel’s investigation into the attack could face charges of criminal contempt. Trump has vowed to fight the subpoenas by invoking executive privilege.

The subpoenas last week marked the most aggressive move from the committee that has been tasked with investigating the January attack on the Capitol.

Before the subpoenas, the panel had sent a series of requests to government agencies asking for records from the Trump White House, and it requested a number of documents from major telecommunications and tech companies.

Thompson, in an interview with Politico published last week, said he hopes the committee can complete its work by “early spring” of 2022.