The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot is subpoenaing Trump ally Roger Stone and far-right radio host Alex Jones along with others who helped plan and finance the rallies that preceded the attack on the Capitol.
Stone, one of several Trump confidants to be pardoned by the former president, was set to speak at rallies on both Jan. 5 and Jan. 6 and reportedly used members of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers as personal security that day.
Jones, a right-wing conspiracy theorist, also spoke at both rallies and facilitated a donation to provide what he described as “80 percent” of the funding for the rally near the White House on Jan. 6.
“The Select Committee is seeking information about the rallies and subsequent march to the Capitol that escalated into a violent mob attacking the Capitol and threatening our democracy,” Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said in a statement on Monday.
“We need to know who organized, planned, paid for, and received funds related to those events, as well as what communications organizers had with officials in the White House and Congress,” he continued.
“We believe the witnesses we subpoenaed today have relevant information and we expect them to cooperate fully with our effort to get answers for the American people about the violence of January 6th,” he said.
Others subpoenaed Monday include Dustin Stockton and his fiancee Jennifer Lawrence, who both helped organize the rally held on the Ellipse ahead of the march toward the Capitol, noting that Stockton sought to warn the White House about potential danger that could stem from the attack.
The committee also subpoenaed Taylor Budowich, who serves as a spokesman for Trump and solicited some $200,000 in funding to promote the rally and encourage attendance.
The letter says he reportedly spoke at rallies on Jan. 5 at the Supreme Court “held by a group affiliated with the Three Percenters” and another at Freedom Plaza organized by the Eighty Percent Coalition, which described itself as dedicated to eradicating socialist policies.
He was also scheduled to speak at the rally on Jan. 6 that served as the springboard for the march to the Capitol.
According to Politico, Stockton and his fiancee have already reached out to the panel about voluntarily sitting down with the committee’s investigators.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.