Former Westchester Trump aide held in contempt by January 6 panel

A top aide to former President Donald Trump who grew up in North Westchester and lived in Dutchess County could face charges from the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, uprising in US Capitol.

Yorktown native and former Hopewell Junction resident Dan Scavino, Jr., who served as social media director during the Trump campaign and later worked alongside him in the White House as deputy chief of staff, could face charges of criminal contempt for refusing to comply with committee subpoenas.

The House Select Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, March 28 to determine whether Scavino and former Commerce and Manufacturing Director Peter Navarro will be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify during hearings regarding the Capitol riot. Last year.

If the committee chooses to move forward, it would go to a House vote on whether or not Navarro and Scavino should be prosecuted by the Justice Department.

Scavino had been appointed to testify before the committee alongside Navarro during the first wave of former Trump officials called by the committee, though none complied.

Scavino has previously attempted to go on the offensive, calling his decision to delay testifying a “false and misleading narrative”, but has been largely silent on the matter otherwise.

Monday’s meeting is set for 7:30 p.m., marking the fourth such gathering for the committee since hearings into the insurgency began.

In 1992, Scavino was selected as the caddy for Trump’s evening golf course at Briar Hall Country Club (later renamed Trump National Golf Club Westchester).

Other former Trump aides who have been approved for criminal contempt removals by the committee include former strategist Steve Bannon, former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark and former White House chief of staff. of Trump, Mark Meadows.

So far, the Justice Department has only prosecuted Bannon, who faces related criminal charges.

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