US House Panel Subpoenas Ex-White House Official, 2 Republican Strategists Over Capitol Riot Ties

© AFP 2022 / DREW ANGERERThe U.S. Capitol is seen through security bike racks on January 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. In recent media reports, the U.S. Capitol Police has stated that the agency has taken steps to beef up security and prevent a repeat of the riot that occurred last January 6.
The U.S. Capitol is seen through security bike racks on January 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. In recent media reports, the U.S. Capitol Police has stated that the agency has taken steps to beef up security and prevent a repeat of the riot that occurred last January 6. - Sputnik International, 1920, 12.01.2022
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US House Select Committee investigating the events at the Capitol on January 6, said that it has subpoenaed two Republican strategists and a White House official who allegedly wrote the speech for former US President Donald Trump before the rally on that day.
“Chairman Bennie G. Thompson today announced that the Select Committee has issued subpoenas to three individuals as a part of its investigation into the January 6th attack on the US Capitol and its causes,” the Select Committee said in a press release on Tuesday.
"The committee is demanding records and testimony from three witnesses involved in planning and preparations for the January 6th rally at the Ellipse, which immediately preceded the violent attack on the Capitol."
The panel explained it believes Andy Surabian and Arthur Schwartz served as advisers for Donald Trump, Jr. and were in contact with an array of individuals, including the former US president as well as with Kimberly Guilfoyle regarding the rally on January 6, the release said.
The panel also said it believes Ross Worthington is the person who drafted Trump’s speech for the rally on January 6, the release added.
Founder and CEO of My Pillow, conservative political activist and conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell (C) listens to former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Save America rally at York Family Farms on August 21, 2021 in Cullman, Alabama. - Sputnik International, 1920, 06.01.2022
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To date, the Select Committee has subpoenaed more than 40 individuals, who were allegedly involved in the riot at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, including Trump’s close allies and advisers.
On that day, a group of Trump supporters entered the US Capitol in a bid to protest the certifying of the 2020 presidential election results from several US states that Trump claimed were fraudulent and voter fraud that robbed him of election victory. The authorities shot one protester dead during the incident and charged more than 700 people for participating in the event.
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