Today is the deadline for four of Donald Trump’s most infamous mushrooms to submit documents to the House special committee investigating the January 6 insurgency. Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, assistant Dan Scavino, professional gray bum Steve Bannon and determined remora Kash Patel have all vowed to ignore their subpoenas from the commission; Trump himself has insisted that they do so, claiming as an ex-president he has an “executive privilege” to block their testimony that is not real and never has been.
The commission investigating the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol wants to hear from each of the four, as there is ample evidence that Trump’s inner circle gathered the violent mob that day with the explicit purpose of threatening Congress to overthrow the election. – an orchestrated act of sedition. Investigators want to know to what extent Trump’s White House staff, his allies and Trump himself have taken action to rally and incite the crowd.
We know that Trump’s team gathered a roundup of some of the most militant domestic extremists in the nation and told them on television to march to the Capitol to express their feelings to the assembled lawmakers right at that moment to acknowledge Trump’s election loss. We know that Trump and his allies went to great lengths to intimidate his Vice President, Mike Pence, into accepting a plan to wipe out the vote count during the proceedings and that the crowd was gathered as a specific means of intimidating Congress into taking such action.
We know, in short, that Donald Trump fully intended to overthrow the next administration of the United States, that his staff helped him, that his Republican allies helped him, and that a significant portion of the lawmakers of the now fascist Republican Party endorsed or encouraged the plan. Now is the time for each of those involved in the incendiary plot to testify as to who knew what, who did what, and when.