Subpoenas are flying out of Washington like bats out of Hell. Glory be. The January 6 Committee has subpoenaed ten more of Donald Trump’s aides, including his laughingly incompetent “deputy President” and former body man John McEntee, Kayleigh McEnany and Stephen Miller. What a cast of characters.

Again, here it is off of the government website:

The Select Committee issued subpoenas for records and testimony to the following individuals:

Nicholas Luna, who served as the former President’s personal assistant, was reportedly in the Oval Office the morning of January 6th, 2021, when the former President was on a phone call to Vice President Pence pressuring him not to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Molly Michael, who served as Special Assistant to the President and Oval Office Operations Coordinator, was involved in sending information about alleged election fraud to various individuals at the direction of President Trump, according to information obtained by the Select Committee.

Benjamin Williamson, who served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, was reportedly contacted by a former White House official during the attack on the U.S. Capitol who urged him and Mr. Meadows, without success, to have the former President issue a statement addressing the attack and condemning the violence.

Christopher Liddell, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff, was in the White House on January 6th and reportedly considered resigning on that day but stayed on “after a great deal of persuasion.”

John McEntee, former White House Personnel Director, was reportedly present in the Oval Office when Rudolph Giuliani, Justin Clark, the former President, and former Vice President Pence discussed the audit process in Georgia and listened as Mr. Giuliani suggested seizing Dominion voting machines because of alleged fraud. Mr. McEntee was also reportedly involved in communications with officials in various federal agencies regarding loyalty to President Trump and specifically discouraged a number of individuals from seeking employment after the election as it would appear to be a concession of President Trump’s defeat. In addition, according to reports, Mr. McEntee was in the White House on January 6th and was with former President Trump when he traveled to the Ellipse and spoke at the “Stop the Steal” rally.

Keith Kellogg, who served as Vice President Pence’s National Security Advisor, reportedly participated in at least one January 2021 meeting with the former President and Pat Cipollone during which the former President insisted that former Vice President Pence not certify the election. He was reportedly in the White House with the former President as he watched the January 6th attack unfold and has direct information about the former President’s statements about and reaction to the insurrection. During that day, it is reported that Lt. Gen. Kellogg met with the former President and others before the rally at the Ellipse and then, after the rally, he urged the former President to send out a tweet to his supporters at the U.S. Capitol to help control the crowd.

Kayleigh McEnany, former White House Press Secretary, made multiple public statements from the White House and elsewhere about purported fraud in the November 2020 election. For example, in the first White House press conference after the election, Ms. McEnany claimed that there were “very real claims” of fraud that the former President’s reelection campaign was pursuing, and said that mail-in voting was something that “we have identified as being particularly prone to fraud.” At another press conference, Ms. McEnany accused Democrats of “welcoming fraud” and “welcoming illegal voting.” In addition, Ms. McEnany was reportedly present at times with the former President as he watched the January 6th attack.

Stephen Miller, who served as Senior Advisor to the former President, by his own account participated in efforts to spread false information about alleged voter fraud in the November 2020 election, as well as efforts to encourage state legislatures to alter the outcome of the November 2020 election by appointing alternate slates of electors.

Cassidy Hutchinson, who served as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, reportedly was at the White House on January 6th and was with the former President when he spoke at the “Stop the Steal” rally that day. She also reportedly reached out directly via email and phone to Georgia Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs relating to a trip to Georgia by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to attend an election audit.

Kenneth Klukowski, former Senior Counsel to Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark, was involved in drafting a letter that urged legislatures in certain states to delay certification of the election, according to the report recently released by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The report also states that Mr. Clark contacted Mr. Klukowski to prepare for an Oval Office meeting with the former President that took place on January 3rd, 2021.

The letters to the witnesses can be found here:

Meanwhile, Joyce Vance has weighed in in an op ed at MSNBC and she says that the delay in Steve Bannon’s indictment is a good thing. She says Merrick is dotting all the eyes and crossing all the tees and making things airtight. Good.

And Trumpty Dumpty is all in a tither and he’s raving, as usual, about the “stolen election” being the big deal, not the riot he incited.

And the beat goes on.

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  1. Ursula, maybe you should (if you haven’t already done so) post an update to your earlier “Where Is Merrick Garland” quasi-hit piece.
    And I just checked, like 30 seconds ago, and no “Update,” no kind of “mea culpa,” nothing to temper the virtual attack piece against Garland.
    You sort of make amends here but posting some kind of “update” to include these subpoenas and the Joyce Vance op/ed piece at the earlier article would only be fair.

    • I have a good deal of respect for Ms. Vance and some other legal experts on MSNBC who are cautioning us to be patient. Still, how often has their belief in the power of the core values of the career folks at DOJ been shown to be at least somewhat misplaced? And after the business with Mueller and his old-school approach I’ll admit to being concerned even with a Democratic administration having appointed the top leaders at DOJ. I think my own concerns about Garlan in response to Ursula express those concerns.

      As for the time factor, is there ANYONE who didn’t either assume outright or strongly believe that Bannon would blow off his subpoena? Anyone? Maybe it’s not allowed but I’d think that some of the career folks at DOJ had researched the steps that would need to be taken if Bannon had wound up doing what he did, and that the House would refer the matter to DOJ. Basically, they would have an strategy of how to proceed – what documents they’d need and what steps to take in what order. Time is NOT the friend of the country and the rule of law and if DOJ wasn’t ready to go with “processing” either a Civil or Criminal referral and had their own document requests, subpoenas and even a motion to convene a grand jury ready to go then shame on them. And any such failure is Garland’s failure.

      I hope, I really do that I am wrong to the point of downright stupid wrong and will have to eat a giant plate of crow at some point in the future. But that needs to be sooner rather than later because we are heading into the holidays when everything gets slowed down and after the first of the year guess what? We’ll be into primary season for Congressional races and unlike the GOP our side will respect the whole policy of not engaging in actions within 60 days of an election which might impact a race(s). That means any prosecutions need to be underway by August and the DOJ has a LOT on it’s plate. Too much to do and too little time and if there’s one thing we know for sure the GOP asshat lawyers representing Bannon and the others are masters at running out the clock.

  2. They will fuck around until the Republicans steal the congress, end the committee, & declare it a nothing burger. All they have to do is drag it out another 6 months or so. The goddamn insurrection was 1/6/21…we’re coming up on Thanksgiving. Any military commander will tell you when the battle is raging, delay will cost you the victory. It cost the British at valley forge & Lee’s army at Gettysburg. Hell the Republicans were ordered to redraw the gerrymandering map in NC. They ignored the Supreme Court & just finished one that was worse. Funny the law doesn’t wait to charge average citizens. They push ahead with arrest even though there in NEVER a guarantee of victory in court. Foolish. Once they steal power back just ask urself do you think they will fuck around to wreck havoc??? No fucking way. No goddamn way. Then what? Full blown fascism kicking ur doors down if u don’t agree with king Trump. Joyce is a product of following rules taught in law school & a politician/prosecutor. She made a statement she claimed is common knowledge in law school…u don’t go after the king unless u have an airtight case. So much for equality under the law.Oh, & by the way joyce…we DONT HAVE A GODDAMN KING. Keep fucking around & you will have an evil dictator & maybe ms Greene as an attorney General. Good times all around. Gym Jordan on the Supreme Court. At least then we can fully expect to be reamed up the proverbial ass. Nice Jewish boys don’t make good warriors. They worry about their reputations too goddamn much & what the temple will think.Contrary to the lying evangelicals, Jesus was a hellraiser. Although I don’t agree with their government, the Israelis are warriors.Merrick needs to get off his ass yesterday. Hell is coming if he doesn’t. Count on it.

  3. By the way it’s not only a conviction that acts as a motivator. It’s the very act of being charged, arrested, etc.,that motivates cooperation. Doing nothing also motivates. Trump steals one election. Nothing happens. He escalates, plans, executes & revels in a violent coup. How bout that merrick? U did study Germany didn’t you? If not ur a goddamn fool. I’m starting to really wonder. By the way all those executions where the jews were thrown. into the ovens were done legally. How’s that for the law???? Think fascism has throw in the towel? U spent too much time in the law library. Maybe u should talk to the remaining Holocaust survivors & see what they think merrick. Time to act.

  4. Frankly, after hearing the heavily beeped call to one of the 13 Republicans that signed on to the infrastructure bill to make it pass, along with multiple horrible death threats to his family, I realize the real powder keg out there, ready to trigger against ANYONE DJT suggests …

    Armed guards are now in place for several people besmirched by Trump, it is SO scary to even imagine what all the people on the 01-06 committee, along with Merrick Garland and other pivotal court members are hearing …

    Merrick may have a few important things to tie down and lock up tight … I’ll give him that as he will be the force behind Trump and HIS family getting extended visits to court on their way to prison … I do agree with delliott, it would be a fine time for the Trump crash before the Holidays, however …

    • Now that Trump’s pretty blond voice person and the clone of Goebbels, the master of Hitler’s propaganda are invited for a chat with the committee, “The Beauty and the Beast”, were SO close to Trump, he is probably smearing calamine lotion all over his exploding case of hives …

      Someone needs to constantly remind Trump, that with all the people that know exactly what he has done in the oval office, going in for talking under oath, everyone will know just how big a loser he actually is … BOOM !!!

      • He lied over & over to Mueller. Crickets. I sometimes think our only hope isn’t the law, which was made by the rich for the rich, but all that fried chicken & the chickenshit threats made by the law, stresses him into a heart attack.


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