Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Top Trump White House Officials

The committee is seeking information from Mark Meadows, Daniel Scavino Jr., Stephen K. Bannon and Kash Patel.,


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The Jan. 6 committee subpoenaed top Trump advisers, ramping up its investigation.

Mark Meadows, a former White House chief of staff, was issued a subpoena on Thursday by the committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.Credit…Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times

Sept. 23, 2021Updated 8:12 p.m. ET

The select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on Thursday subpoenaed four of President Donald J. Trump’s closest allies, ramping up its scrutiny of what the former president was doing during the deadly riot.

The committee issued subpoenas for information from Mark Meadows, a former White House chief of staff; Daniel Scavino Jr., a former deputy chief of staff; Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump’s former adviser; and Kash Patel, a former Pentagon chief of staff.

The committee is demanding the four men turn over documents by Oct. 7 and submit to depositions the following week.

In letters transmitting the subpoenas, the committee said it was seeking information about Mr. Trump’s actions in the run-up to and during the riot.

Mr. Bannon was present at a meeting at the Willard Hotel the day before the violence, when plans were discussed to try to overturn the results of the election the next day, the committee stated. He was quoted as saying, “All hell is going to break loose tomorrow.”

Mr. Meadows was involved in the planning of efforts to subvert the results of the election, the committee asserted.

Mr. Scavino was in contact with Mr. Trump and others who planned the rallies that preceded the violence of Jan. 6, and Mr. Patel was reportedly in constant contact with Mr. Meadows on the day of the assault, the committee said.

The subpoenas come as the committee has demanded detailed records about Mr. Trump’s every movement and meeting on the day of the assault, in a series of requests to federal agencies that suggested it was focusing on any involvement the former president may have had in the attack’s planning or execution.

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