Former Trump diverter Roger Stone and podcast host Alex Jones are among those being subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 select committee as the group issued five more subpoenas on Monday.
According to a report in Fox News, the committee is looking to continue it’s investigation into the U.S. Capitol riots and have questions for the two polarizing figures in connection with the events from January of this year.
“The Select Committee is seeking information about the rallies and subsequent march to the Capitol that escalated into a violent mob attacking the Capitol and threatening our democracy,” said Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., the panel’s chairman, in a statement according to Fox News.
“We need to know who organized, planned, paid for, and received funds related to those events, as well as what communications organizers had with officials in the White House and Congress.
“We believe the witnesses we subpoenaed today have relevant information and we expect them to cooperate fully with our effort to get answers for the American people about the violence of January 6th.”
🚨The Select Committee issued subpoenas to 5 individuals as a part of its investigation🚨
The committee is demanding records & testimony from 5 witnesses who helped or had knowledge of the planning and financing of the rallies in D.C. and the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. pic.twitter.com/MQMPAnrmXu
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) November 22, 2021
The committee justified their actions in press release where they said that Stone was in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, and “was slated” to speak at the rally, going on to allege that it was said he “solicited support to pay for security through the website stopthesteal.org.”
Stone was believed to have been planning to “lead a march on the Capitol” from the Ellipse, the Jan. 6 panel said.
“I have said time and time again that I had no advance knowledge of the events that took place at the Capitol on that day,” Stone said in a statement on his website.
“Any statement, claim, insinuation, or report alleging, or even implying, that I had any involvement in or knowledge, whether advance or contemporaneous, about the commission of any unlawful acts by any person or group in or around the U.S. Capitol or anywhere in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, is categorically false.”
As for Jones, the panel wishes to speak to the InfoWars founder due to wha they claim is the part he played in organizing the rally. They claim he was told by the Trump White House to lead the march.
The group also cites that the podcaster “repeatedly promoted unsupported allegations of election fraud.”
Jones attorney, Norman Pattis said, “the First Amendment guarantees the right of assembly and the right to petition for redress of grievances. Congress’s attempt to chill ordinary Americans in the exercise of these rights is terrifying,” according to NBC News. “We will be in touch with Committee staff to determine what our next steps will be,” Pattis added.