Trump Goon Who Hid From Subpoena Gets Found & Served

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Former top Trump aide Dan Scavino, who served as a deputy chief of staff in the Trump White House, has finally been served with a subpoena that was recently issued against him by the House committee investigating the Capitol riot. Scavino was among the first to be subpoenaed by the committee, but at first, those behind the subpoena were unable to figure out where he was, as was needed in order to actually serve him with it. Now, CNN reports that a “process server brought the subpoena to former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Friday,” where Scavino had “asked a staff member to accept the subpoena on his behalf.”

CNN says that, in the committee’s letter to Scavino, it laid out how “because of his close proximity and long history of working with the former President, he can provide useful information regarding conversations Trump had on January 5 about trying to convince members of Congress to not certify the election, the former President’s movements on January 6, and the broader communication strategy the White House had in the lead up to the January 6 rally.” It wasn’t immediately clear whether Scavino intended to comply in any form with the committee’s subpoena. Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and former Defense Department official Kash Patel (who were also subpoenaed) have been “engaging” with the committee, according to its leadership, while former top Trump adviser Steve Bannon has revealed his intent to — for now, at least — refuse to comply with his subpoena.

The riot investigation committee has now also subpoenaed other individuals, like former Trump campaign official Katrina Pierson, who was reported to have been a “liaison” of sorts between Trump’s White House and efforts to hold a rally in D.C. on the day of the riot. Meanwhile, the Biden administration has formally decided against asserting executive privilege over an initial set of government records requested by the riot investigation committee from the National Archives and Records Administration. Trump does have “the opportunity to exert executive privilege to documents that are in the National Archives,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki noted, but at that point, “this President and this White House has the opportunity to review that,” Psaki added. Read more on that executive privilege issue at this link.