Former Trump aide Dan Scavino has been served his subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol after an extended struggle to find him, CNN reported on Saturday.
The subpoena was brought 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’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Friday, the news network reported. Scavino, a former deputy White House chief of staff for communications who was in New York at the time, asked a staff member to accept it on his behalf.
CNN previously reported that the committee had been unable to find Scavino to serve him.
He was reported to have been with Trump during a Jan. 5 meeting on convincing members of Congress not to certify President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Methane fee faces negotiations White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege The No Surprises Act: a bill long overdue MORE’s electoral win. He also promoted the Trump rally that preceded the riot on Twitter and tweeted out messages from the White House on Jan. 6.
The Hill has reached out to the House panel for comment.
Scavino was subpoenaed late last month along with former White House strategist Stephen Bannon, 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 and Kashyap Patel, the chief of staff to former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller and a former House and White House staffer.
Politico reported Thursday that a Trump attorney has advised the four aides not to comply, arguing that the information being requested is shielded by executive privilege.
Robert Costello, Bannon’s attorney, wrote a letter to the committee on Thursday, referring to Trump’s threat.
“We must accept his direction and honor his invocation of executive privilege. As such, until these issues resolved, we are unable to respond to your request for documents and testimony,” read the letter, which was obtained by The Hill.
In a statement on Friday, the Jan. 6 panel's chairman, 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.), and vice chairwoman, Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyJuan Williams: Trump is killing American democracy Jan. 6 committee chair: 'No question' Capitol riot was a premeditated attack All eyes on Garland after Bannon contempt vote MORE (R-Wyo.), said that Meadows and Patel are engaging with the panel but that Bannon has “indicated that he will try to hide behind vague references to privileges of the former President.”
The statement did not mention Scavino.