After days of hiding from the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, former Trump aide Dan Scavino was finally served a subpoena, bringing an end to the panel’s struggle to physically locate him, CNN reports.
A source familiar with the matter told CNN that the process server brought the subpoena to former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Friday. While Scavino was in New York at the time, he asked a staff member to accept the subpoena on his behalf.
In its letter to Scavino, the committee outlined that, because of his close proximity and long history of working with the former President, he can provide useful information regarding conversations Trump had on January 5 about trying to convince members of Congress to not certify the election, Trump’s movements on January 6, and the broader communication strategy the White House had in the lead up to the January 6 rally.
Scavino was among the former Trump aides that had been sent a letter from Trump’s attorney this week advising that he intended to defend what he viewed as an infringement of executive privilege.
In the letter viewed by CNN, an attorney for Trump advised them to “where appropriate, invoke any immunities and privileges” and not provide documents or testimony.
However, the White House on Friday informed the National Archives that it would not assert executive privilege on an initial batch of documents related to the January 6 violence at the US Capitol, paving the way for the Archives to share documents with the House committee.