THE House committee probing the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol subpoenaed four advisers and associates in former President Donald Trump orbit to determine their communications.

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino, former Defense Department official Kashyap Patel and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon.


“The Select Committee has revealed credible evidence of your involvement in events within the scope of the Select Committee’ inquiry,” Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson a Democrat from Mississippi wrote in the letter adding that Meadows in particular has "critical information regarding many elements of our inquiry," according to Politico.

The letter to the four men seeks “the facts, circumstances, and causes” of the infamous attack is demanding they produce documents and make themselves available to be deposed in mid-October.

Thompson contends that each witness possesses key  information about the planning before the insurrection took place. 

There have been 650 people arrested and charged with crimes related to Jan. 6.

The FBI continues to seek the public assistance to identify various alleged rioters who played a part in storming the Capitol.

Four people were killed in the riot and a cascade of video footage showcasing the chaotic scenes of mobs breaching security and violently entering the Capitol building.


Bannon in particular was cited by Democrats for his Jan. 5 prediction that "all hell is going to break loose tomorrow” and submit he maintained close contact with Trump a week before the riot where he pressed the president to keep his attention on Jan. 6.

The former boss of Breitbart News who now runs his own podcast War Room” shaped Trump’s 2016 campaign and was prominently featured in the pages of Peril, the new behind-the-scenes by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.

Bannon was one of the boldface names among the dozens of people pardoned by Trump in the waning days of his presidency.

Bannon was arrested on charges that he and three others ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme "We Build The Wall." 

Kashyap Patel, who was a veteran of House Intel Ranking Member Devin Nunes' staff until he served a number of national security titles under Trump, was the chief of staff to Defense Secretary Christopher Miller in the last days of the former president’s administration, according to Politico. 

The panel believes Patel possesses documents that would reveal the White House's involvement in "preparing for and responding to the attack on the U.S. Capitol."


The subpoenas suggest the task of the committee has reached the interview phase after sifting through thousands of pages of documents the committee requested from federal agencies and various social media companies. 

The main goal is to accomplish a thorough understanding of what failed and how the Trump supporters overwhelmed authorities and briefly paused the certification of President Elect Joe Biden’s victory. 

The other aim is to prevent such a rebellion from occurring again.

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