Representative Liz Cheney, vice-chair of the Jan 6. select committee investigating the Capitol riot, has warned that the panel “will move” criminal contempt charges against anyone who doesn’t comply with its subpoenas, reports Axios. Cheney said that there was unanimous agreement on the panel to take prosecutorial action if required. The warning follows reports that former President Trump told former aides and associates to invoke executive privilege and not comply with congressional requests.
The panel last month subpoenaed former Trump administration aides Mark Meadows, Steve Bannon, Dan Scavino and Kash Patel, as well as 11 people involved in planning a rally for the president ahead of the deadly insurrection. The committee has already warned it will “consider advancing a criminal contempt of Congress referral” for Bannon if he refuses to cooperate.