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US House panel probing Capitol riot subpoenas Roger Stone, Alex Jones

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US House panel probing Capitol riot subpoenas Roger Stone, Alex Jones

The US House of Representatives committee probing the lethal January 6 riot on the Capitol stated on Monday it issued subpoenas to Alex Jones, founding father of the right-wing web site Infowars, and Roger Stone, an ally of former President Donald Trump.
The committee additionally issued subpoenas searching for paperwork and testimony from Dustin Stockton, a political activist linked to longtime Trump adviser Steve Bannon, and Stockton’s fiancee, Jennifer Lawrence.
Stockton and Lawrence had been members of the group We Build the Wall, which was raided by federal brokers in August 2020 as a part of a fraud investigation.
It additionally issued a subpoena to Taylor Budowich, a spokesman for Trump.

The panel has now issued greater than three dozen subpoenas and acquired testimony from greater than 200 witnesses.
Stone stated in a press release he had not but seen the subpoena, including: “I had no advance knowledge of the events that took place at the Capitol on that day.”

The 4 others who had been issued the most recent subpoenas didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
Bannon, who defied a subpoena from the House Select Committee, was indicted earlier this month on two counts of contempt of Congress.
A mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6 in a failed try to forestall formal congressional certification of his election loss to Democrat Joe Biden.
The committee is scrutinizing Trump’s actions regarding these occasions.

Bannon is the primary to face legal expenses arising from the panel’s inquiry.
Nearly 700 folks have been charged with collaborating within the riot on the Capitol.
It was the worst assault on the seat of the US authorities for the reason that War of 1812.