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Ex-Trump aide Dan Scavino finally served Jan. 6 subpoena: report

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 Trump’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 Biden’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 Meadows 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 Thompson (D-Miss.), and vice chairwoman, Liz Cheney (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.

Tags Bennie Thompson Capitol breach Capitol insurrection Capitol Riots Dan Scavino Donald Trump Jan. 6 Capitol attack Joe Biden Liz Cheney Mark Meadows Steve Bannon
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