The House select committee investigating Jan. 6 just issued a new round of subpoenas to former officials who worked in the Trump administration including Kayleigh McEnany.
McEnany was White House press secretary from April 2020 until Trump left office. She now works for Fox News. Stephen Miller was also subpoenaed. He was a senior advisor to Trump.
Others subpoenaed include Nicholas Luna, a personal assistant to Trump; Molly Michael, a special assistant to Trump; Ben Williamson, a deputy assistant to Trump and senior advisor to former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows; Christopher Liddell, a former White House deputy chief of staff; John McEntee, a former White House personnel director; Keith Kellogg, who served as former Vice President Pence’s national security advisor; Cassidy Hutchinson, a special assistant to Trump for legislative affairs; and Kenneth Klukowski, a former senior counsel to assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark.
“We believe the witnesses subpoenaed today have relevant information and we expect them to comply fully with the Select Committee’s investigation as we work to get answers for the American people,” said Select Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.
“The Select Committee wants to learn every detail of what went on in the White House on January 6th and in the days beforehand. We need to know precisely what role the former President and his aides played in efforts to stop the counting of the electoral votes and if they were in touch with anyone outside the White House attempting to overturn the outcome of the election.”
One small problem with what Thompson said. Even if the Department of Justice decides to enforce the subpoenas when all the names listed above tell the Dems and Liz Cheney to go pound sand.
And they will.
They will all tell the committee to beat it, as Steve Bannon did. Now, right now, the DOJ is not enforcing the subpoena after Congress found Bannon in contempt.
But even if they started the process, it will take around two years because this is a novel case involving two presidents who disagree on what is privileged.
This case is going to the Supreme Court so Merrick Garland will not move until then.
That will take a few years to play out and it doesn’t matter the decision because by then Pelosi will be playing with her grandkids in San Francisco and Kevin McCarthy will be Speaker.
From The Hill:
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol released its sixth batch of subpoenas Tuesday targeting some of former President Trump’s highest-ranking staff, including White House adviser Stephen Miller and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
The subpoenas to Miller and McEnany focus on the false statements they made promoting baseless claims of voter fraud.
“As a White House Press Secretary you made multiple public statements from the White House and elsewhere about purported fraud in the November 2020 election, which individuals who attacked the U.S. Capitol echoed on Jan. 6,” the committee wrote in its subpoena to McEnany.
The committee appeared to peg Miller as being at the center of an effort to craft voter fraud conspiracies and Trump’s messaging ahead of the Jan. 6 rally where the then-president encouraged his supporters to “fight like hell.”
Big list of new subpoenas from the Jan. 6 committee:
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 9, 2021