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Jones, Stone subpoenaed by House January 6 committee

Five of former President Donald Trump’s allies directly involved in planning “Stop the Steal” rallies have been issued with a new round of subpoenas by the House select committee investigating the January 6 riot. The Trump allies include longtime Republican operative Roger Stone and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Dustin Stockton and Jennifer Lawrence. Stockton was one of the administrators of a “Stop the Steal” Facebook group. The group was shut down by the social media company November 5. “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 Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Democratic chairman of the panel. “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.”

Conducts interviews

The committee has already interviewed more than 150 people across government, social media and law enforcement, including some former Trump aides. The panel has subpoenaed more than 20 witnesses, and most of them, including several associates who helped plan the massive “Stop the Steal” rally the morning of Jan. 6, have signaled they will cooperate. In a statement, Stone said he has yet to see the details of the subpoena but called any allegation of his involvement on that day as “categorically false.”

“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,” he said. “After the subpoena is served and after my counsel reviews the requests, I will make the determination of how I will proceed.”

“We were shocked and horrified by what happened on the 6th,” Lawrence told The Associated Press Monday. “We need to get to the bottom of what really happened so we can move forward as a country.”




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