Alex Jones, Roger Stone subpoenaed by House Jan. 6 committee

WASHINGTON , -- The investigation committee investigating the Jan. 6, U.S. Capitol Insurrection issuedsubpoenas for five additional individuals. These included Alex Jones and Roger Stone, former ally of President Donald Trump, as lawmakers intensified their investigation into the rallies that led to the attack.

Alex Jones, Roger Stone subpoenaed by House Jan. 6 committee

WASHINGTON , -- The investigation committee investigating the Jan. 6, U.S. Capitol Insurrection issuedsubpoenas for five additional individuals. These included Alex Jones and Roger Stone, former ally of President Donald Trump, as lawmakers intensified their investigation into the rallies that led to the attack.

Merve Dikici
Merve Dikici
23 November 2021 Tuesday 15:17
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Alex Jones, Roger Stone subpoenaed by House Jan. 6 committee

WASHINGTON , -- The investigation committee investigating the Jan. 6, U.S. Capitol Insurrection issuedsubpoenas for five additional individuals. These included Alex Jones and Roger Stone, former ally of President Donald Trump, as lawmakers intensified their investigation into the rallies that led to the attack.

Monday's subpoenas include Stone and Jones' testimony and documents, as well as three individuals accused of organizing and supporting the rallies on Jan. 6.

The Democratic chairman of the Select Committee, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson said that the committee is looking for information on the marches to the Capitol and the subsequent attack on the Capitol. We need to know who planned, paid for and received the funds, and what communications organizers had to officials at Congress and in the White House.

These subpoenas are the latest in a broad net that the House panel cast in order to investigate the day when a group led by Trump's false claims of a stolen electoral process, attacked police officers and smashed into the Capitol to stop the certification of Democrat Joe Biden as the winner.

More than 150 people have already been interviewed by the committee from government, law enforcement and social media. Some former Trump aides have also been interviewed. More than 20 witnesses have been subpoenaed by the panel, and many of them, including some associates who planned the massive "Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6, have indicated that they will cooperate.

Stone was convicted by Robert Mueller's Russia investigation for lying to Congress about his attempts to obtain inside information on Russia-hacked Democratic emails, which were published in WikiLeaks' run-up to 2016 presidential election. Trump pardoned him.

The House subpoena reveals that Stone attended rallies the day before the Capitol insurrection. also used members of a far right group, the Oath Keepers as personal security guardswhile in Washington.

Stone stated in a statement that he had not yet seen the subpoena details but dismissed any suggestion of involvement as "categorically false."

The conservative provocateur stated, "I have repeatedly said that I did not know of the events at the Capitol that day." "I will decide how I will proceed after the subpoena has been served and my counsel has reviewed the requests."

Jones is also wanted by the House panel. Thompson claims that Jones was a conspiracy theorist, radio personality and organizer of the Jan. 6 rally at Ellipse that preceded insurrection. Thompson's letter states that Jones promoted Trump's election fraud claims repeatedly, and urged his listeners not to miss the rally. They marched from Ellipse to Capitol. Thompson wrote that Jones made statements suggesting that he knew about Trump's plans for the rally.

Jones was represented by a lawyer before, but he did not respond immediately to our request for comment.

For their alleged involvement with the promotion and organization a series of rallies that followed the 2020 presidential election and promoted false information about the election results, Taylor Budowich, Jennifer Lawrence, and Dustin Stockton were served subpoenas.

Stockton, Lawrence and the rest of the "Stop the Steal” movement were leaders after the election. They helped organize the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the attack at the Capitol. They said that they would testify and would provide documents to the committee.

Both men have denied the violence. Stockton stated that he had reached out to the committee before to offer his cooperation.

Lawrence said Monday that "we were shocked and horrified" by the events of the 6th. "We must get to the bottom what really happened in order to move forward as a nation."

Budowich, Trump's chief spokesperson, didn't immediately respond to inquiries for comment.

The state officials confirmed the results and the courts upheld them. William Barr, Trump's attorney general, was assisted by the Justice Department. The Justice Department did not find any evidence of widespread fraud which could have overturned these results.

The committee wants to know more about Stockton and Lawrence, his fiancee, who were involved in some of the rallies. According to the committee, Stockton was so concerned that Ellipse would pose a danger that he raised those concerns to Mark Meadows, then chief of staff at White House.

The panel has already requested documents and testimony of several other Trump advisors. Some have cooperated while others have not. After he refused to comply with a subpoena issued by the House committee, Steve Bannon was charged on two counts of criminal contempt. The committee gives Meadows more time for compliance with a subpoena, before the panel votes on contempt.

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