House select committee probing January 6 riot subpoenas 11 prominent Donald Trump supporters who organized protests against Biden’s election victory, including ex-White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s niece Maggie
- A House select committee was formed by Nancy Pelosi to investigate the January 6 riots
- The group convened after Senate Republicans in May blocked a bill that would have created an independent and bipartisan commission to probe the riot
- On Wednesday the committee issued a list of 11 people they have subpoenaed in relation to the Capitol riot
- The 11 include Katrina Pierson, former Trump 2016 spokeswoman, and the niece of Trump’s former Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney
- Many were involved with Women For America First, which organized the January 6 rally that preceded the insurrection
- The 11 have been ordered to hand over documents related to the planning, funding and participation in the rallies and will be deposed later this month
- Last week four top Trump officials were subpoenaed: White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Steve Bannon, Kashyap Patel and comms chief Dan Scavino
The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot has issued subpoenas for 11 people who were involved in events that day – including Trump 2016 spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, and the niece of the former chief of staff.
Its members say they hope to learn more about the events that led up to the deadly riots, including the protests that preceded them.
Last week they subpoenaed Donald Trump‘s chief of staff, Mark Meadows; his communications chief Dan Scavino; defense official Kashyap Patel; and ally Steve Bannon.
On Wednesday they expanded their list to include many involved in planning a Women For America First rally, which took place in the morning of January 6, before the Capitol was stormed.
Trump supporters are seen on January 6 scaling the walls of the Capitol before storming the building. A House select committee is looking into the lead-up to the insurrection
Katrina Pierson (left) and Maggie Mulvaney were among 11 people subpoenaed on Wednesday for documents relating to their role in the January 6 riot
Donald Trump is seen speaking on January 6, shortly before the crowd surged to the Capitol and broke in
Pierson, who after her work with the Trump campaign set up her own PR and crisis communications firm, was singled out because she was involved ‘in the organization of the January 5th and 6th rallies and was in direct communication with the former President about the rallies,’ the committee said in a statement.
Also named was Maggie Mulvaney, an advisor to Republican congresswoman Carol Miller of West Virginia, and whose uncle Mick was chief of staff from January 2019 to March 2020.
The other nine are Amy and Kylie Kremer, founders and leaders of WFAF; Cynthia Chafian, who submitted the first permit application on behalf of WFAF; Caroline Wren, a ‘VIP Advisor’ for the rally; Justin Caporale, the ‘Project Manager’ for the event; stage manager Tim Unes; Megan Powers, described on the paperwork for the rally as ‘Operations Manager for Scheduling and Guidance’; Hannah Salem, ‘Operations Manager for Logistics and Communications’, and Lyndon Brentnall, described as ‘On-Site Supervisor.’
Amy Kremer, chair of Women For America First, was another of the 11 subpoenaed on Wednesday. She is pictured on January 6 addressing the crowd
Justin Caporale (left, with an event rally organizer in 2016), described as ‘Project Manager’ for the January 6 Women For America First rally, was also subpoenaed
Kylie Kremer (left) and Caroline Wren were also among the 11 to be told to hand over records
Bennie Thompson, chair of the committee, said that the subpoenas were essential to understand what happened on January 6.
Megan Powers also has been ordered to provide her records of the January 6 rally
‘The Select Committee is investigating the facts, circumstances, and causes of the January 6th attack and issues relating to the peaceful transfer of power, in order to identify and evaluate lessons learned and to recommend to the House and its relevant committees corrective laws, policies, procedures rules, or regulations,’ he said.
‘The inquiry includes examination of how various individuals and entities coordinated their activities leading up to the events of January 6, 2021.’
The 11 will have to sit for depositions next month, and turn over documents related to the planning, funding and participation in the rallies prior to the Capitol attack by October 13.
Adam Schiff, one of seven Democrats on the committee, said last week that the investigation of the January 6 insurrection is moving with ‘great rapidity.’