Jan. 6 committee grants postponements to Jeffrey Clark, Dan Scavino

Jan. 6 committee grants postponements to Jeffrey Clark, Dan Scavino
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The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has granted postponements to Jeffrey Clark and Dan Scavino to appear before members, a select committee aide confirmed to The Hill on Thursday.

Clark, a Trump ally and former Justice Department (DOJ) official, was subpoenaed earlier this month after the select committee said its investigation revealed “credible evidence” that he made attempts to involve the DOJ in efforts to “interrupt the peaceful transfer of power.”

He was expected to produce records and appear before the committee for a deposition on Friday, but that date has since been moved.

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News of the postponement, which was first reported by CNN, came one day after Politico reported that the former DOJ official recently parted with his lawyer, citing two people with knowledge of the matter.

Scavino, who previously served as former President TrumpDonald TrumpPredictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure A review of President Biden's first year on border policy  Hannity after Jan. 6 texted McEnany 'no more stolen election talk' in five-point plan for Trump MORE’s deputy chief of staff for communications, was also granted a postponement, according to a select committee aide. He was initially asked to appear for a deposition on Oct. 15.

According to CNN, Scavino is continuing to “engage” with the panel.

The former chief of staff was subpoenaed earlier this month after the select committee was reportedly unable to find him to serve him the legal documents, according to the network.

In its letter to Scavino, the committee said it has reason to believe that the former chief of staff has knowledge regarding Trump’s communications strategy in the lead-up to the events of Jan. 6. The panel also said reporting indicated that he was with the president on Jan. 5 when he and others were mulling how to encourage members of Congress to object to the Electoral College vote.

The committee also referenced tweets the then-chief of staff sent, including posts that referenced the rally that preceded the attack on the Capitol that took place on the National Mall.

The House voted to hold ex-Trump White House strategist Stephen Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee.

Earlier this month, Reps. Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonJan. 6 committee asks Ivanka Trump to sit for interview Judge denies Trump spokesman's effort to force Jan. 6 committee to return financial records The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks MORE (D-Miss.) and Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyHow Kevin McCarthy sold his soul to Donald Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks Supreme Court rejects Trump's bid to shield records from Jan. 6 committee MORE (R-Wyo.), the chair and vice chair of the panel, said former Trump chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsHannity after Jan. 6 texted McEnany 'no more stolen election talk' in five-point plan for Trump Jan. 6 committee asks Ivanka Trump to sit for interview The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks MORE and Kash Patel, the former chief of staff to then-acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, have been “engaging” with the select committee.

Additionally, at least five ex-Trump administration staffers have voluntarily spoken with the panel, according to a report from CNN earlier this week.