The House panel investigating the events of the January 6th Capitol riot has issued six new subpoenas to some of Trump’s former confidantes. Some of the subpoenas included top Trump adviser Jason Miller and the attorney credited with crafting the initial argument to overturn the election in favor of the former president.
The Hill reports:
Among the six subpoenas released is one for John Eastman, who drafted a memo advising the Trump campaign both to use supposed vice presidential authority to push back on election results and to get state legislatures to reject electors from certain states in order to deny President Biden a majority of the Electoral College vote.
Also among those subpoenaed to appear before the committee is Michael Flynn, who briefly served as Trump’s national security advisor and who the committee said reportedly attended a December meeting at the White House during which participants discussed declaring a national emergency as a route for seizing voting machines.
“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. 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,” Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said in a statement.