Former Trump aide Dan Scavino served on Jan. 6 after the committee’s subpoena after a delay

A process server brought the lawsuit to former President Donald Trump’s resort in Mar-a-Lago, Florida on Friday, the source said. While Scavino was at home in New York at the time, he asked an employee to accept the summons on his behalf.

In his letter to Scavino, the committee outlined that because of his closeness and long history of working with the former president, he can provide useful information about talks Trump had on Jan. 5 to try to convince members of Congress not to certify the election. the movements of the former president on 6 January and the broader communication strategy that the White House had in advance of the convention on 6 January.

The source said Scavino would review the lawsuit with his lawyers early next week to determine the next steps.

Scavino was among the former Trump aides who this week had been sent a letter from Trump’s lawyer announcing that he intended to defend what he considered an exercise of executive privilege.

In the letter, seen by CNN, a lawyer for Trump advised them to “invoke immunities and privileges if necessary” and not present documents or testimony.

Thursday had marked a deadline for four former Trump officials under subpoena to produce materials for the committee.

Committee President Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, and Vice President Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, said in a statement that former Trump officials Mark Meadows and Kash Patel “so far are involved” in the panel.

The opinion did not mention Scavino.

A lawyer for Steve Bannon said in an email from CNN that he would not cooperate with reference to Trump’s claim of executive privilege. Bannon’s lawyer told the committee that “executive privileges belong to President Trump” and “we must accept his leadership and honor his invocation of executive privilege.”
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The claim that Bannon could be covered by the former president’s privilege is unusual because Bannon did not work for the federal government during the period around the January 6 uprising.

In their statement, Thompson and Cheney make it clear that the committee will act “quickly” against those who refuse to comply with a lawful summons, including by trying to keep them in criminal contempt as they try to spread concerns that the committee does not will act forcefully enough.

The White House on Friday informed the National Archives that it would not assert executive privilege on a first batch of documents related to the January 6 violence in the U.S. Capitol, paving the way for the archives to share documents with the House Committee.

“The president has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not warranted for the first set of documents from the Trump White House that the National Archives has given us,” said press secretary Jen Psaki of President Joe Biden’s decision.

CNN’s Sara Murray, Katelyn Polantz and Ryan Nobles contributed to this report.


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