Disgraced former president’s cronies set to defy subpoenas to attend Capitol riot publicity stunt

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and other top aides subpoenaed by the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack are expected to defy orders for documents and testimony related to 6 January, according to a source familiar with the matter. … All four Trump aides targeted by the select committee — Meadows, deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, strategist Steve Bannon and defense department aide Kash Patel — are expected to resist the orders because Trump is preparing to direct them to do so, the source said. … The basis for Trump’s pressing aides to not cooperate is being mounted on grounds of executive privilege, the source said, over claims that sensitive conversations about what he knew in advance of plans to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory should remain secret.” (10/06/21)