Top Trump Aides Ordered to Testify in Capitol Riot Probe

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The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has issued subpoenas to two top Trump White House officials, former chief of staff Mark Meadows and former deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, as well as to Kash Patel, who was serving as chief of staff to the acting defense secretary that day, and Stephen K. Bannon, reports the Washington Post.

The committee, which has moved its inquiry into a new, more aggressive phase after requesting White House records last month and sending preservation requests for records to telecom and social media companies. Along with asking Meadows, Scavino, Patelm and Bannon to hand over records, the committee is instructing the four men to appear for depositions in mid-October. Trump and his team have condemned the select committee’s inquiry since it began, vowing to fight its demands for documents and interviews with claims of executive privilege. The executive privilege questions will be especially focused on Meadows and Scavino because of their roles in the White House and access to Trump before, during and after the Jan 6 disturbance.

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