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Five former Trump staffers have talked to House January 6 committee voluntarily

Five former Trump staffers ‘have spoken to the House January 6 committee voluntarily’ and more have been contacted as probe attempts to piece together what happened inside the the West Wing before the riot

  • At least five of former President Donald Trump’s aides are voluntarily talking to the House’s select committee that is probing January 6, CNN reported 
  • Lawyers for the committee have reached out to a number of former Trump officials, asking if they’d be interested in talking without the threat of subpoena
  • Sources told the network that investigators are trying to find out what happened inside the West Wing on January 6 
  • Additionally, Politico reported that Dustin Stockton, a conservative activist linked to Steve Bannon, was speaking to Congressional investigators on Monday 


At least five of former President Donald Trump‘s aides are voluntarily talking to the House’s select committee that is probing January 6. 

CNN reported Tuesday on the number, reporting that lawyers for the committee have reached out to a number of former Trump officials, asking if they’d be interested in talking without the threat of subpoena. 

The counsel for the committee emailed or texted them directly asking if they’d come in and talk about what was happening in the West Wing during the January 6 Capitol attack. 

Former President Donald Trump waves as he leaves Trump Tower in New York earlier this month. At least five of Trump’s former aides have spoken voluntarily with January 6 investigators 

Investigators want to find out what was happening in the West Wing during the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by former President Donald Trump's supporters

Investigators want to find out what was happening in the West Wing during the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by former President Donald Trump’s supporters 

Sources told CNN investigators they don’t believe the aides were involved in what happened that day, but are looking to find out more details about the goings-on in the West Wing. 

Additionally, Politico reported that Dustin Stockton, a conservative activist linked to Steve Bannon, was speaking to Congressional investigators on Monday. 

Beyond White House officials, the select committee subpoenaed 11 organizers of the pro-Trump rallies that happened before the riot. 

Among those subpoenaed were Women For America First head Amy Kremer and ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer Ali Alexander.   

CNN previously reported that former White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah had voluntarily met with Republican members of the House select committee and given them information about several meetings. 

Farah left the White House in December 2020, in the weeks preceding the insurrection. 

Trump is engaged in a legal battle with the House committee, trying to shield his White House documents from them. 

He’s sued both the committee and the National Archives. 

Trump has also instructed four former aides – Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, Stephen Bannon and Kash Patel – not to cooperate. 

On Thursday, the House voted to hold Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress. 

Nine Republicans voted alongside 220 Democrats to hold Bannon in contempt.  

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