Jan. 6 Committee Issues Subpoena PowerPoint Author

On Thursday, the House Select Committee investigating the attack on Jan. 6 announced that they have issued a subpoena to Trump advisor James P. “Phil” Waldron for records and testimony.

Waldron appears to have been involved with efforts to promote claims about fraud in the 2020 election.

According to widespread media reports, Waldron said he had briefed members of Congress on a PowerPoint presentation listing proposals for how to challenge Trump’s defeat by President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

“Mr. Waldron reportedly played a role in promoting claims of election fraud and circulating potential strategies for challenging results of the 2020 election. He was also apparently in communication with officials in the Trump White House and in Congress discussing his theories in the weeks leading up to the January 6th attack,” said Chairman Bennie Thompson.

“The document he reportedly provided to Administration officials and Members of Congress is an alarming blueprint for overturning a nationwide election. The Select Committee needs to hear from him about all these activities,” Thompson added.

“We expect him to comply with the law and provide records and testimony as the Select Committee continues its work to get answers for the American people about January 6th, make legislative recommendations to strengthen our democracy, and help ensure nothing like that day ever happens again,” concluded Chairman Thompson.

Mr. Waldron reportedly claimed to have visited the White House on multiple occasions after the election, spoken to Mark Meadows “maybe 8 to 10 times,” and briefed several members of Congress on election fraud theories.

The options in the PowerPoint presentation, which was handed over to the January 6 Select Committee by former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, included declaring a national security emergency and seizing paper ballots.

The committee has issued more than 50 subpoenas and heard from more than 300 witnesses in its investigation of the attack by supporters of former President Donald Trump as Congress met to formally certify his loss to Joe Biden.

 

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