Cheney warns Jan. 6 panel "will move contempt charges" if Capitol riot subpoenas ignored
The special committee investigating the Capitol riot "will" bring charges of criminal contempt against anyone who fails to comply with subpoenas, Reuters vice chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) Warned.
Why It Matters: It follows reports that former President Trump told former aides and staff to invoke executive privileges and fail to comply with Congress demands.
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Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) Told CBS on Sunday that the panel was "ready to go forward and ask the Justice Department to prosecute anyone who fails to comply with their legal obligations."
Notable: Cheney told reporters Tuesday that there had been unanimous approval on the panel, according to Reuters, to take prosecutorial action if necessary.
"In general, people have to show up, or ... we're going to bring disregard charges," Cheney said.
The big picture: The panel last month summoned former Trump administration aides Mark Meadows, Steve Bannon, Dan Scavino and Kash Patel, as well as 11 people who were involved in planning a rally for the president ahead of the deadly uprising.
What You See: Cheney expects to see Meadows and Patel's testimony on the panel this week.
"We'll see if they show up," she said on Reuters. "When they show up, we are prepared."
The committee has already warned that if Bannon refuses to cooperate, it will "consider a criminal disregard for the Congressional referral".
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