Jan. 6 investigators subpoena Proud Boys, Oath Keepers as probe turns to…

Source: Politico | November 23, 2021 | Betsy Woodruff Swan, Kyle Cheney and Nicholas Wu

Jan. 6 investigators subpoena Proud Boys, Oath Keepers as probe turns to domestic extremism

The House select committee’s latest round of summonses target leaders of the groups, as well as a third far-right entity.

The Jan. 6 select committee on Tuesday subpoenaed the leaders of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, extremist groups that responded to former President Donald Trump’s call to descend on Washington and played central roles in the attack on the Capitol.

The House committee issued subpoenas Tuesday to Proud Boys Chair Enrique Tarrio and Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, as well as both of the organizations they lead. It also subpoenaed a lower-profile far-right group, 1st Amendment Praetorian, along with its leader, Robert Patrick Lewis.

Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said in a statement the panel sought information from those “reportedly involved with planning the attack, with the violent mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6th, or with efforts to overturn the results of the election,” and believed that the subpoenaed individuals and organizations had relevant information.

The subpoenas demand documents by Dec. 7 and depositions the following week.


Tarrio is currently incarcerated in a D.C. jail for burning a Black Lives Matter flag stolen from a nearby church during a pro-Trump rally in December 2020, a property-destruction crime that netted him a six month sentence. Rhodes, who was at the Capitol on Jan. 6 but did not appear to enter the building, has reportedly been questioned by the FBI.


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