House committee probing Capitol riot subpoena organizers of Jan. 6 pro-Trump rally

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  • The House committee investigating the storming of the US Capitol said it issued three summonses linked to a pro-Trump rally that preceded the invasion.
  • The committee issued summons for testimony and records from Ali Alexander and Nathan Martin, which were allegedly linked to permission applications for a rally on the grounds outside the Capitol.

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The House Select Committee probing the January 6 storming of the US Capitol said on Thursday it had issued three subpoenas linked to a pro-Trump rally that preceded the deadly attack.

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The committee said it issued summons for testimony and records from Ali Alexander and Nathan Martin, which allegedly involved permit applications for a rally in the grounds outside the Capitol.

Shortly before the crowd entered the building, then-President Donald Trump in a speech outside the White House called on a crowd of supporters to march to the Capitol. He pressured Republicans to reject the election results of major states.

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The committee also sought records from Stop the Steel LLC, which was affiliated with Capital Rally and which bears the same name as the slogan used to promote it.

“The rally at the Capitol grounds on January 6, like the rally near the White House that day, took place just before the violent attack on the seat of our democracy,” Selection Committee Chairman Benny Thompson, D-Miss, said in a press release. .

“During that day, the demonstrations turned into violence and the protesters became rioters. The selection committee needs to understand all the details about the events that happened before the attack, including who was involved in planning and funding them. We expect witnesses to fully cooperate with our investigation,” Thompson said.

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