The Jan. 6 committee summoned key Trump advisers to appear, stepping up its investigation.


The select committee investigating the Jan.6 attack on Capitol Hill summoned four of President Donald J. Trump’s closest allies on Thursday, stepping up its examination of what the former president was doing during the deadly riot.

The committee issued subpoenas for information from Mark Meadows, a former White House chief of staff; Daniel Scavino Jr., former deputy chief of staff; Stephen K. Bannon, former adviser to Mr. Trump; and Kash Patel, a former Pentagon chief of staff.

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The committee asks the four men to turn in the documents by October 7 and submit to depositions the following week.

In letters passing on the subpoenas, the committee said it was seeking information about Mr. Trump’s actions before and during the riot.

Mr Bannon was present at a meeting at the Willard Hotel the day before the violence, when plans were discussed to try to overturn the election results the next day, the committee said. He was quoted as saying, “Hell is going to break loose tomorrow.”

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Mr. Meadows was involved in planning efforts to corrupt the election results, the committee said.

Mr Scavino was in contact with Mr Trump and others who planned the rallies leading up to the January 6 violence, and Mr Patel was said to have been in constant contact with Mr Meadows on the day of the attack, said the committee.

The subpoenas come as the committee demanded detailed records of every move and meeting Mr. Trump had on the day of the assault, in a series of requests to federal agencies suggesting he was focusing on any involvement the ‘former president could have gotten into the attack. planning or execution.

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