Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino is fighting back against a rumor that he avoided a subpoena that demands he appear before a select committee investigating the “attack” on the United States Capitol on Jan. 6.
According to Scavino, the rumor is completely “false.”
In a tweet posted to his account on Sunday, Scavino wrote, “FACT: The dangerous and false narrative of me trying to avoid or evade a subpoena is a disgrace. I can only wonder where it came from, and what their goal was[.] Not ONE attempt was made to contact/serve me when I was at Mar a Lago for 6 days, or home in NY for 8 days thereafter!”
According to a press release from the Jan. 6 Select Committee, Scavino, a close Trump ally, was subpoenaed in September, along with several other staff members in the Trump Administration, including former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Trump advisor Steve Bannon.
Here is the Committee’s statement regarding Scavino’s relevancy to the investigation:
“Reporting indicates that former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Daniel Scavino was with the former President on January 5th during a discussion of how to convince Members of Congress not to certify the election for Joe Biden. Prior to the January 6th March for Trump, Mr. Scavino promoted the event on Twitter, encouraging people to “be a part of history.” And records indicate that Mr. Scavino was tweeting messages from the White House on January 6, 2021.”
Previously, the partisan committee claimed that they had been unable to locate Scavino to serve him the subpoena. According to them, he was “nowhere to be found.” However, Scavino maintains that this allegation is false.
At this point, Scavino has reportedly been served with the subpoena, and according to the House Select Committee’s website, he is scheduled to appear for depositions on Oct. 15.
However, President Trump reportedly plans to use “executive privilege” to protect his former White House advisors from appearing before the committee.
“He is going to invoke executive privilege and that means that people like Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Trump adviser Dan Scavino, and adviser Kash Patel, will not be able to comply with these subpoenas coming from the Jan. 6 commission,” Newsmax’s Grant Stinchfield first reported. “This is what you get with President Trump. You get a man who fights back.”