The US Congressional Committee investigating the deadly January 6 attack on the Capitol said on Tuesday that it had sought documents and testimony from other aides, including former President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller, former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and other White House aides. Summons were issued for
US Representative Benny Thompson, chairman of the selection committee, said in a statement that he wanted to “learn every detail of what happened in the White House on January 6 and in the days just before the attack.”
Thompson said, “We need to know what role the former president and his aides played in the effort to block the counting of electoral votes and whether they were in contact with anyone outside the White House who could try to reverse the election results.” were trying.”
A Trump spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The panel has now issued 35 summons and has received testimony from over 150 witnesses. It announced six more Trump aides on Monday, including top aides from the Republican’s failed 2020 re-election campaign.
More than 670 people have been accused of participating in a riot at the Capitol as Congress and Vice President Mike Pence had to testify to Trump’s defeat of Democrat Joe Biden. It was the largest attack on the seat of American government since the War of 1812, and the only power in the United States not to have transferred peacefully.
Trump has sued to avoid overturning White House documents and urged former aides to reject the panel subpoena, claiming the right to withhold information because of executive privilege, a legal principle that White Protects many of the house’s communications.
Legal experts have denied his claim that the principle applies.
The House voted last month to censure longtime Trump aide Steve Bannon over his refusal to cooperate.