Jan. 6 Panel Planning ‘Good Number’ Of New Subpoenas – Including For Capitol Rioters

After subpoenaing four former Trump aides last Wednesday, the House select committee is now planning another round of subpoenas. The panel's chair indicated that Capitol riot defendants would be asked for testimony.

WASHINGTON DC, JULY 27, 2018: Chairman Rep. Bennie Thomson departs after the House Select Committee on... [+] January 6th Attack concluded their first hearing with Capitol Hill Police witnesses on Capitol Hill Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Washington DC. (Photo by JabinBotsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images). The Washington Post via Getty Images

The Key Facts

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss. Representative Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) is not certain what will happen to the first round of subpoenas. The fate of the first subpoenas round is still unclear. Thompson stated that he has not heard from any lawyers regarding the former aides. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D.Md.) was the other party. Forbes was told by a member of the committee that he has not heard from any lawyers for Thompson's former aides.

Important Background

Last Thursday, the committee issued subpoenas to former White House chief-of-staff Mark Meadows, and Dan Scavino. They also requested information from Kash Patel, former Pentagon official, and former Trump strategist Steve Bannon.

Important Quote

Raskin stated to Forbes that everyone has a legal obligation to comply with subpoenas.

Chief Critic

Trump called the committee an Unselect Committee, and referred to the subpoenas Harassment subpoenas as such in a statement last Wednesday. He vowed to fight against subpoenas on Executive Privilege, and other grounds, for our Country's good.

What to Watch

After Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, stated that Trump had already decided it was not appropriate to assert executive privilege, the White House informed Politico that they will review Trump's requests to block disclosures of White House records.