The investigation for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is underway, and with each development, a few of the former Trump officials and allies get subpoenaed. The newest names added to that list include former campaign advisor Jason Miller, attorney John Eastman, who did more than just speak at the Trump rally on Jan. 6, before the attack and national security advisor during Trump’s presidency, Michael Flynn.
The committee on the investigation for the Jan. 6 attack is led by Democratic House representatives. In total 6 new subpoenas have been issued, in addition to the above-mentioned 3, former New York Police commissioner and ex-felon Bernard Kerik, Trump’s campaign aide Angela McCallum and campaign manager William “Bill” Stepien are also included to the list.
Each of the above names that are subpoenaed is due to promoting claims regarding the 2020 election being ‘rigged’ and stolen by the ‘Democrats’. Additionally, former President Trump along with his campaign and office officials claimed to challenge the results of the election, which they believed was a fraud. Not only that, but the Trump re-election campaign, led by a few names mentioned above, encouraged many states to deny certification of electoral votes, way before the Jan. 6 attack happened.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, the investigation committee’s chair addressed the matter in a statement saying, “In the days before the January 6th attack, the former President’s closest allies and advisors drove a campaign of misinformation about the election and planned ways to stop the count of Electoral College votes,”
She added, “The Select Committee needs to know every detail about their efforts to overturn the election, including who they were talking to in the White House and in Congress, what connections they had with rallies that escalated into a riot, and who paid for it all.”
The deposition for all six newly subpoenaed names will take place around the end of November to mid-December. Previously Trump advisor Steve Bannon was voted to be prosecuted in contempt of Congress by defying the subpoena, not handing over the campaign documents and sitting for the deposition. The committee members believe witnesses and those involved need to cooperate in order to ensure nothing like the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol happens again.