Monday, January 30, 2023

House January 6 panel summons 10 more former Trump aides

WASHINGTON (NWN) – House investigators have issued summons to 10 more former officials who worked for Donald Trump at the end of his presidency, attempting to figure out what the president was doing and saying because his Supporters violently stormed the US Capitol. January 6 to reverse its defeat.

The subpoena, including seeking documents and testimony from Senior Adviser Stephen Miller and Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, tasked the House panel with investigating the rebellion even within Trump’s inner circle — and for Trump himself. They come a day after the committee misled six other aides of the former president about widespread election fraud and strategized how to thwart President Joe Biden’s victory.

“The selection committee wants to know every detail of what happened at the White House on January 6 and in the days before,” said Mississippi Rep. Benny Thompson, the panel’s Democratic chairman. “We need to know what role the former president and his aides played in the efforts to block the counting of electoral votes and whether they were in contact with anyone outside the White House who was attempting to reverse the election result. ”

It is not yet clear whether the panel will subpoena Trump, although committee leaders have said they have not ruled out anything. The panel summoned several other former Trump advisers last month, including former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and longtime aide Steve Bannon. The House voted to contemplate Bannon when he said he would not comply.

The panel has said it wants to investigate not only the attack but its origins, namely the lies Trump spread about rampant voter fraud, even though all 50 states had ratified the election and nationwide. His claims were rejected by the courts.

The committee said Tuesday that it had issued subpoenas for Miller, who the panel said “participated in efforts to spread misinformation about alleged voter fraud.” and McEnany, who lawmakers said had been present with Trump several times because he witnessed the rebellion.

Other summons include former National Security Adviser Keith Kellogg, Trump’s personal assistant Nicholas Luna, Special Assistant Molly Michael, Deputy Assistant Ben Williamson, Deputy Chief of Staff Christopher Liddell, Personnel Director John McEnty, Special Assistant Cassidy Hutchinson and Justice Department official Kenneth Klukowski. Are included.


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