Four of Donald Trump’s former aides who were subpoenaed by a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot could face serious consequences for their role in the cover-up attempted by the former president.
According to The Huffington Post, Stephen Bannon, Dan Scavino, Kash Patel, and Mark Meadows all received an Oct. 7 deadline to turn over vital documents to the House select committee probing the attack instigated by their former boss.
Select committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) warned that he was prepared to refer criminal contempt charges to the Department of Justice ―punishable by as much as a year in prison ― for anyone who refuses to comply.
“We’ll do criminal referrals and let that process work out,” Thompson told the media.
Each of the four aides subpoenaed was deeply involved with Trump’s efforts to reverse his so-called election loss of November 3, 2020.