The committee stated in a statement that it was
Involved in activities intended to promote false allegations of electoral fraud or to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
These additional witnesses include three members of Donald Trump’s campaign team: Bill Stebbin, presidential campaign manager, and Jason Miller, a close adviser, as well as Angela McCallum, deputy director general of the presidential campaign.
The committee also wants to hear from law professor John Eastman, who has instigated a legal strategy to prevent Congress from formalizing Joe Biden’s Jan. 6 victory, as well as former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik.
The sixth person summoned was Michael Flynn, who publicly called for, among other things, the deployment of soldiers and the imposition of martial law to force new elections.
In the days leading up to the January 6 bombing, the former president’s closest allies and advisers waged a disinformation campaign about the elections and plotted ways to prevent the Electoral College from counting.Special Committee Chairman Benny Thompson wrote in the statement.
The Special Committee needs to know the full details of its activities to nullify the election, including who their interlocutors were in the White House and Congress, their connections to the rallies that turned into riots, and who paid for it all.
Special commission orders require witnesses to submit certain documents before the end of the month and to appear in early December.
“Command Center” in the eyes of the Commission
John Eastman and Bernard Kerik were part of the talks at the Willard InterContinental Washington Hotel, a luxury property in the federal capital that has been described as
Command Center It is where Donald Trump’s relatives, such as his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his former adviser Steve Bannon, met to find ways to prevent the Democratic candidate’s victory.
For example, there could have been talk of persuading Republicans in key states contested by the Trump camp, such as Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona, to nominate voters other than those won by Joe Biden, or bring in then-Vice President Mike Pence to cast. Those states are among the top electors during the joint session of Congress on January 6th.
As reported by various media, John Eastman relayed the scenarios he developed
Command Center During a meeting with Donald Trump and Mike Pence on January 4.
The media also reported Michael Flynn’s participation in the December 2020 meeting in the Oval Office, where participants discussed, among other things, a presidential decree aimed at confiscating electoral machines and imposing powers.
Michael Flynn was fired just three weeks after taking office, accused of lying to the FBI during its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, before being pardoned by Donald Trump in November 2020.
The summons to appear doubles
according to The New York Times, these new subpoenas bring the number of subpoenas issued by the committee to 25. The committee specifically ordered former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon to testify, but he defied his subpoena last month, citing executive privilege provided by Donald Trump.
As a result, the House passed an indictment in contempt of Congress against Mr. Bannon, a decision that will ultimately fall to the Department of Justice.
according to The New York TimesMore than 150 witnesses have so far testified behind closed doors to the commission, which began work in late July with emotional testimony from police officers still visibly defeated by the attack by hundreds of Donald Trump supporters.
The former Republican president sued to prevent the commission of inquiry from receiving White House records surrounding the events of January 6th.
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