Liz Cheney: Trump allies will comply with Jan. 6 subpoenas -- or face criminal charges
Trump photo via AFP. Cheney via DFP

The House select committee that's investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection will press criminal contempt charges against Donald Trump allies who refuse to comply with its subpoenas, according to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY).

Cheney, the panel's vice chair, told Reuters on Tuesday that the committee will enforce its subpoenas against former chief of staff Mark Meadows, one-time White House strategist Steve Bannon, former White House deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino and former Defense Department official Kash Patel.

"In general, people are going to have to appear, or, you know, we will move contempt charges against them," Cheney said.

She said the entire committee was in agreement on that point, and she said the committee expected to have depositions later this week from Meadows and Patel.

"We'll see if they show up. If they show up, we'll be prepared," she said.