House Jan. 6 panel can't find Trump aide to serve him subpoena

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol can’t find an aide to former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE to serve him a subpoena, CNN reports.

The committee has been unable to officially serve a subpoena to Dan Scavino, former White House deputy chief of staff for communications, CNN reported, citing sources familiar with the effort.

Scavino was subpoenaed late last month because the panel thinks he may have knowledge around Trump’s activities the day before the riot and his promotion of the “Stop the Steal” rally that took place on Jan. 6 before the attack.


The panel explained at the time that Scavino was reported to have been with Trump on Jan. 5 during a discussion on how to convince members of Congress not to certify the election for President BidenJoe BidenJill Biden campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia Fill the Eastern District of Virginia  Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted MORE. He also promoted the rally that preceded the riot on Twitter and reportedly tweeted messages from the White House on Jan. 6.

Scavino had been asked to appear at deposition on Oct. 15, along with former White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsBiden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Ethics watchdog accuses Psaki of violating Hatch Act The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle MORE, who was also sent a letter from the panel.

Letters were also sent to former Trump strategist Stephen Bannon and Kashyap Patel, the chief of staff to then-acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller. Bannon and Patel were asked to appear at a deposition on Oct. 14.

Patel has received the subpoena, CNN reported, and the panel appears to have been able to serve subpoenas to Meadows and Bannon. 

However, the panel is weighing how to compel cooperation for when some Trump allies refuse to comply, including the threat of holding them in criminal contempt, the outlet reported.

The panel declined to comment to The Hill.