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House Select Committee on Jan. 6 issues first subpoenas and goes straight to Trump's inner circle

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The House Select Committee on events related to the Jan. 6 insurgency has followed up document requests with its first subpoenas. As The New York Times reports, subpoenas have gone out to former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino, former Pentagon Chief of Staff Kash Patel, and full-time scumbag Stephen Bannon.

All four were given two weeks to pony up the documents formally requested by the committee earlier in the month, and required to appear for a deposition one week later. Considering the time constraints on the committee—the subjects of these subpoenas are almost certain to drag every possible appeal through the courts and engage in other tactics to delay compliance—even giving the subjects until Oct. 7 to turn over documents may seem overly generous. However, the subpoenas are regarded as “swift” by outside observers, and giving brief, but reasonable, time limits may help the subpoenas survive inevitable court challenges more quickly.

The list of document requests sent out by the committee was extensive. However, it doesn’t look as if there will be a need to........

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