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

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The US House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6 deadly Capitol riots said Monday it had filed subpoenas to Alex Jones, founder of the right-wing website Infowars, and Roger Stone, an ally of former President Donald Trump.

The committee also issued subpoenas requesting documents and testimony from Dustin Stockton, a political activist associated with longtime Trump adviser Steve Bannon and Stockton’s fiancée. Jennifer Lawrence

Stockton and Lawrence were members of the We Build the Wall group, which was raided in August 2020 by federal agents as part of a fraud investigation.

He also sent a subpoena to Taylor Budovich, Trump’s spokesman.

To date, the commission has issued more than three dozen subpoenas and received testimonies from more than 200 witnesses.

Stone said in a statement that he had not yet seen the subpoena, adding: “I did not know in advance about the events that took place at the Capitol that day.”

The four others who received the latest subpoenas did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Bannon, who withdrew a subpoena from a House ad hoc committee, was indicted earlier this month on two counts of contempt of Congress.

A crowd of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6 in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent Congress from officially declaring defeat to Democrat Joe Biden.

The committee is carefully examining Trump’s actions related to these events.

Bannon was the first to face criminal charges in connection with the commission’s investigation.

About 700 people were accused of participating in the riots outside the Capitol.

It was the worst attack on the headquarters of the US government since the war of 1812.



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