The select committee investigation the January 6th insurrection has issued its first subpoenas. Former chief of staff Mark Meadows, deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, former aides Steve Bannon and Kashmir Patel have been subpoenaed by the committee led by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi).

The Washington Post provides context:

The subpoenas were announced Thursday evening by the committee, which has moved its inquiry in to a new more aggressive stage after requesting White House records last month and sending preservation requests for records to telecom and social media companies.

Even before the subpoenas were made public Thursday, Trump and his team condemned the select committee’s inquiry, vowing to fight its demands for documents and interviews with claims of executive privilege. A debate about a former president’s ability to restrict access to information and individuals has already begun in Washington — and is likely to become dramatically more intense now that these first subpoenas have been issued.

The men have been instructed to appear for depositions in October and turn over relevant materials to the committee.