Mon. Aug 15th, 2022

Rep.  Adam Schiff (D-California)

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) Kevin Dietsch / Getty Images

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California), a member of the committee that investigates riots in the Capitol on Jan. 6, said Sunday that the panel is “ready to go ahead and call on the Department of Justice” to prosecute anyone who refuses to comply with subpoenas from the panel .

Four ex-aides and advisers to former President Donald Trump — Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, and Kash Patel — have all ignored requests for documents and testimony at the request of Trump and his legal team. During an interview with CBS News’ Face the Nation, Schiff said the selection committee “wants to make sure these witnesses come in and testify” as it is their “legal duty”.

Schiff also cheered with the Biden administration for “not asserting executive privilege” over documents from Trump’s White House regarding the Capitol attack. He said he believes the materials will be turned around “very soon”, adding that he welcomes the administration for “not trying because it protects its own privilege, to deprive the American people of the full facts.” For the administration. “

Last week, a lawyer for Bannon said his client would claim executive privilege, but as The guardian notes that Bannon did not work for Trump in the White House during the events of January 6th.

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