Capitol riot committee subpoenas six Donald Trump allies including Michael Flynn

The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot has issued six more subpoenas to top associates of former President Donald Trump’s campaign.

The subpoenas sent on Monday target associates that the committee believes supported Trump’s narrative that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.

Subpoenas are going to Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, his senior campaign adviser Jason Miller, his 2020 reelection campaign manager William Stepien, conservative lawyer John Eastman, former campaign aide Angela McCallum and Bernard Kerik, who advised the campaign’s strategy.

‘In the days before the January 6th attack, the former President’s closest allies and advisors drove a campaign of misinformation about the election and planned ways to stop the count of Electoral College votes,’ committee chair Representative Bennie Thompson said in a statement.

‘The Select Committee needs to know every detail about their efforts to overturn the election, including who they were talking to in the White House and in Congress, what connections they had with rallies that escalated into a riot, and who paid for it all.’

All six Trump allies have been asked to turn documents over to the committee on November 23. Depositions are scheduled for the last week of November into mid-December.

Thompson added: ‘The Select Committee expects all witnesses to cooperate with our investigation as we work to get answers for the American people, recommend changes to our laws that will strengthen our democracy, and help ensure nothing like January 6th ever happens again.’

The committee with seven Democrats and two Republicans previously issued a round of subpoenas. However, Monday subpoenas are the first since the House requested that the Department of Justice pursue criminal contempt charges against Trump’s former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon for defying a congressional order to testify.

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