Jan. 6 committee subpoenas rally organizers, Trump allies – NBC News

The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol issued another batch of subpoenas to Trump allies and several organizers of the rally that preceded the assault.

Women for America First, a conservative group, helped organize the Jan. 6 rally as well as rallies in 2020 on Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, the panel said. The group also planned a rally on Jan. 5 and two “March for Trump” nationwide bus tours to promote the Washington rallies, the committee said.

The panel is seeking sworn testimony and documents from:

  • Amy Kremer, founder and chair of Women for America First, which helped organize rallies on and before Jan. 6

  • Caroline Wren, a Republican operative who helped organize the rally with Women for America First

  • Cynthia Lee Chafian, the founder of the Eighty Percent Coalition, a conservative advocacy group, which helped organize the rally with Women for America First

  • Hannah Salem Stone, who helped organize the rally with Women for America First

  • Justin Caporale, who helped organize the rally with Women for America First

  • Katrina Pierson, a former Trump campaign aide who reportedly served as a liaison between the White House and the Jan. 6 rally organizers

  • Kylie Jane Kremer, the executive director of Women for America First

  • Lyndon Brentnall, who helped organize the rally with Women for America First

  • Maggie Mulvaney, the niece of former top Trump aide Mick Mulvaney who the committee said worked with rally organizers and communicated with the White House

  • Megan Powers, who helped organize the rally with Women for America First

  • Tim Unes, who helped organize the rally with Women for America First

The panel demands that they give their sworn depositions to the committee on varying dates between late October and early November, according to letters released by the panel. It is also asking for documents to be submitted by mid-October related to communications involving the White House on Jan. 6 and the days before the pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the committee’s chair, said in a statement that these subpoenas are an effort to collect information from the organizers in particular to understand “how various individuals and entities coordinated their activities leading up to the events of January 6, 2021.”

The panel is asking for records on the planning, funding, and participation in the preceding rallies and bus tours. Also, they’re looking at the social media activity of the groups and communications of Trump administration officials and congressional lawmakers.

Last week, the panel issued subpoenas for some of Trump’s closest advisers, signaling an aggressive approach. The committee subpoenaed and set a date for sworn depositions for former White House strategist Steve Bannon, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former social media director Dan Scavino and Kashyap Patel, who was chief of staff to Trump’s defense secretary.

The requested documents include a voluminous batch of records pertaining to the Trump administration’s plans to discredit the election and dismiss the Electoral College count on Jan. 6.