The House Select Committee investigating Jan 6 today announced they have issued additional subpoenas to six individuals involved in efforts to promote false claims of election fraud or overturn the results of the 2020 election.
The committee is demanding records and testimony from witnesses, including staff members of the former President’s campaign and individuals associated with the so-called “war room” that drove efforts to halt the counting of electoral votes in the runup to the violence of January 6th.
Chairman Bennie Thompson issued the following statement:
“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. 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. 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 issued subpoenas to Bill Stepien, manager of Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign; Jason Miller, a senior adviser to the campaign; Angela McCallum, national executive assistant to the campaign; John Eastman, a lawyer who advised the former president; Michael Flynn, a former national security adviser to Trump who talked with Trump ahead of the insurrection; and Bernard Kerik, who the committee says paid for hotel rooms that served as command centers ahead of Jan. 6.
In the letters to the Trump associates, Thompson says that the panel has uncovered “credible evidence” of their participation in the former president’s efforts to overturn the election and cites ways they individually tried to further his cause.
So far, the committee has interviewed more than 150 people and has subpoenaed more than 20 witnesses – most of whom have chosen to cooperate with the investigation.