When the twice-impeached ex-president who never won the popular vote, Donald Trump, was in office, subpoenas didn’t mean much. In fact, the rule of law didn’t mean much, which led the country to where we are today, with former Trump aides refusing to comply with subpoenas and Americans losing hope that anyone will be held accountable for the attack on the nation’s capitol on January 6.
This is not true. 1/6 Committee is making significant progress and we will enforce subpoenas. Committee statement coming soon. https://t.co/syn0Rux9wb
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) October 8, 2021
One of the founding members of The Lincoln Project, Rick Wilson, tweeted that the investigation into January 6 is already, all-but-officially dead, with four outstanding subpoenas unanswered – Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows, former White House strategist Steve Bannon, former chief of staff to the acting defense secretary and aide to Rep. Devin Nunes, Kash Patel, and former chief of staff for communications Dan Scavino have all been subpoenaed to turn over documents by midnight on October 7 and to sit for depositions the following week.
So far, those deadlines appear to have been missed.
Other reports say that Patel and Meadows have worked to comply with the committee with only Bannon insisting on using Trumps “executive privilege” claim, although Scavino’s status has not been updated.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), one of the ranking members of the committee, says that the work associated with the committee is going as planned and that progress is “significant.”
Voters, however, are not as quick to accept these assurances. Read some of their comments below: