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  • Subpoenaed

John McEnteeLast Updated: May 26, 2022

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  • Subpoenaed by 1/6 Commission

Executive Summary

White House; deposition scheduled for Dec. 15. McEntee at one point served as Trump’s body man, the role later played by Luna. After being ousted from the administration because of questions about his gambling habit, he returned and was put in charge of personnel decisions. In a lengthy report on McEntee for the Atlantic, ABC News’s Jonathan Karl describes him as “the man who made Jan. 6 possible.”

Committee description:

John McEntee, former White House Personnel Director, was reportedly present in the Oval Office when Rudolph Giuliani, Justin Clark, the former President, and former Vice President Pence discussed the audit process in Georgia and listened as Mr. Giuliani suggested seizing Dominion voting machines because of alleged fraud. Mr. McEntee was also reportedly involved in communications with officials in various federal agencies regarding loyalty to President Trump and specifically discouraged a number of individuals from seeking employment after the election as it would appear to be a concession of President Trump’s defeat. In addition, according to reports, Mr. McEntee was in the White House on January 6th and was with former President Trump when he traveled to the Ellipse and spoke at the 'Stop the Steal’ rally.

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