The January 6th Panel inquiring about the deadly attack on the United States Capitol will recommend Peter Navarro and Daniel Scavino Jr., the ex-White House advisors, be held in contempt of the U.S. Congress for not cooperating with House subpoenas. The panel released the 34-page report commending the contempt charges late Sunday, March 27, before their planned meeting on March 28, where they’ll vote to proceed it to the full, Democratic-controlled House.
The House Select Panel, comprised of two GOPs, who both support probing the role of ex-US President Trump in the riot, and six Democrats, will possibly approve holding Scavino and Navarro in contempt. If the Panel clears, the recommendation then moves to the full House, which would then vote on whether to proceed the move over to the U.S. Department of Justice.
According to the Panel, Dan Scavino used a sequence of delay strategies to avoid any time of substantive cooperation with its inquiry, which maintains he was never substantively involved. Therefore, he failed to comply with his subpoena. Moreover, according to the Panel reports, he purportedly joined some meetings with Mr. Trump in which challenges to the election were negotiated. He also followed social media on President Trump’s behalf. And Mr. Scavino did so when positions purportedly visited by him proposed the likelihood of ferocity on the day.
Furthermore, the House Select Panel mentions news stories that discuss Scavino tracking “TheDonald.win,” which their committee report describes as an online platform frequented by people who flexibly supported and planned attack in the weeks leading up to 6th January 2021. The Panel also recorded the actuality that Dan Scavino once held a Q & A on a subreddit channel – the precursor to the website, TheDonald.com.
‘Pleaded 5th Amendment’
According to Stanley Brand’s letter, his lawyer to the White House on 25th March, Mr. Scavino is still contesting his need to testify. And that letter kicks legal queries back to the President Joe Biden government, which had determined it wouldn’t defend any of testimony by Dan Scavino.
In a statement recent week, Peter Navarro called the contempt vote an unprecedented partial attack on executive-privilege. As a result, he, along with other allies of Donald Trump who have been issued subpoenas, have stated they couldn’t exercise authority invoking executive-privilege. In the meantime, the U.S. leader has rejected the executive-privilege claims.
The January 6th Panel is anticipated to advance the report on the evening of March 28 during a public business summit. The panel has advanced three former criminal referrals. The first one, for Steve Bannon, the former White House Chief Strategist, was picked up by the Justice Department and has led to an indictment of Mr. Bannon. He faces a criminal trial in Summer 2022. In addition, the U.S. Justice Department is until now reviewing Mark Meadows’ contempt referral, which full House voted last December.
And the third one, for Jeffery Clark, ex-DOJ official, was voted out of the panel but didn’t make it to the US House floor after Mr. Clark settled to meet with the panel. Instead, he sat for deposition but pleaded Fifth Amendment over a hundred times.