Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Trump Aides, Rally Planners

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol issued an additional six subpoenas to aides and others connected to former President Donald Trump on Friday, including Ohio congressional candidate Max Miller.

The U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack is seeking records and testimony from people involved in the organization and planning of rallies for Trump supporters Jan. 5 and Jan. 6. Some allegedly worked directly with Trump to plan the rally on the Ellipse that directly proceeded the riots at the U.S. Capitol.

“The Select Committee is seeking information from individuals who were involved in or witnesses to the coordination and planning of the events leading up to the violent attack on our democracy on January 6th,” Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson said in a statement. “Some of the witnesses we subpoenaed today apparently worked to stage the rallies on January 5th and 6th, and some appeared to have had direct communication with the former President regarding the rally at the Ellipse directly preceding the attack on the U.S. Capitol.”

The Select Committee issued subpoenas for records and testimony from six individuals.

Robert “Bobby” Peede, Jr. and Max Miller met with the former President in his private dining room off the Oval Office on January 4th, 2021 to discuss the January 6th Ellipse rally and the speakers at the rally.

Brian Jack was the Director of Political Affairs for the former President on January 6th and reportedly reached out to several Members of Congress on behalf of the former President to ask them to speak at the Ellipse on January 6th.

Bryan Lewis obtained a permit for a rally outside the U.S. Capitol on January 6th  to “urge congress to nullify electoral votes from states that made illegal changes to voting rules during their elections.”

Ed Martin was an organizer of the Stop the Steal movement and was involved in the planning and financing the Stop the Steal protest on January 6th that directly preceded the attack on the Capitol.

Kimberly Fletcher and her organization, Moms for America, helped organize the January 5th rally at Freedom Plaza and January 6th rally at the Ellipse supporting the former President Trump’s allegations of election fraud.

“The Select Committee expects these witnesses to join the hundreds of individuals who have already cooperated with our investigation as we work to provide the American people with answers about what happened on January 6th and ensure nothing like that day ever happens again,” added Chairman Thompson.

 

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