Twenty High Profile January 6 Subpoenas—and the Reasons Behind Them

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack is continuing to issue subpoenas against high profile individuals as it probes the events before and after the Capitol riot.

The panel, which consists of seven Democrats and two Republicans, has been seeking records and sworn testimony from dozens of people as it looks into the circumstances which led up to the mob of Donald Trump supporters attempting to stop the certification of the 2020 Election results.

In addition to the subpoenas, a number of key figures from Trump’s inner circle have also voluntarily given interviews after being requested by the panel, including his daughter Ivanka Trump, and Fox News host Sean Hannity.

On Thursday, the House select committee took the unprecedented step of subpoenaing five sitting members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, as part of its inquiry into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Below, Newsweek has compiled the biggest names who have been subpoenaed by the January 6 panel, including the five GOP lawmakers.

Republican party candidates Kevin McCarthy and Scott Perry

Kevin McCarthy

McCarthy, the leading Republican in the House, was in frequent conversations with Trump before, during, and after the January 6 attack, as well as other White House staff members, claims the committee. McCarthy claimed to have spoken with Trump in the immediate aftermath of the attack.

Rep. Scott Perry

The panel said the Pennsylvania congressman was directly involved with efforts to install a pro-Trump Department of Justice official, Jeffrey Clark, as well as having talks with the White House about dismissed allegations that Dominion voting machines were rigged against Trump.

Rep. Jim Jordan

The Ohio Republican spoke with Trump on January 6 and was present at a number of meetings in 2020 and 2021 where plans to overturn the election results were allegedly discussed, claims the committee.

Rep. Andy Biggs

The Arizona congressman planned the protests which took place on January 6 and was also alleged by the committee to have been part of efforts to persuade state officials that the 2020 was stolen. The panel said Biggs allegedly sought a presidential pardon for activities connected with the former president’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

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Rep. Mo Brooks

At a rally which preceded the storming of the Capitol, Brooks told the crowd to start “taking down names and kicking ass.” The Alabama congressman also publicly discussed how he urged Trump to “rescind the election of 2020” and reinstall himself as president.

Mark Meadows

The former White House Chief of Staff reportedly discussed plans to overturn the election results officials at the state level, and in the Department of Justice. Meadows was also in communication with organizers of a January 6 rally, claims the committee.

Mark Meadows and Mo Brooks

Dan Scavino

The former deputy White House chief of staff for communications is alleged to have information relevant to “understanding important activities” that led to the January 6 attack, and knowledge of what Trump would tell his supporters before the riot.

Scavino is also said to have been with Trump and others on January 5, 2021, at the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C. to allegedly plan how to convince members of Congress not to certify the election for Joe Biden.

Steve Bannon

The former White House adviser and far-right figure was also part of the gathering at the Willard Hotel and was said to have spoken with Trump on December 30, 2020, urging him to “focus his efforts” on January 6, according to the panel.

Bannon is also quoted as saying “all Hell is going to break loose tomorrow” the day before the Capitol attack.

Jason Miller

The senior advisor to former Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign frequently pushed the false claim the 2020 Election was rigged and that Democrats would “steal” the results. Miller also allegedly participated in the meeting at the Willard Hotel the day before the riot.

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Michael Flynn

Trump’s former national security adviser turned QAnon conspiracy theorist reportedly attended a December 18, 2020, meeting in the Oval Office during which plans to seize voting machines, declare a national emergency, and invoke martial law were discussed.

Flynn had also given interviews in which he suggested there is a precedent for deploying military troops and declaring martial law to “rerun” the election.

Kayleigh McEnany

The former White House Press Secretary frequently suggested there was widespread voter fraud in the last election.

Stephen Miller

The panel said that “by his own account” the former Trump adviser spread false information about alleged voter fraud in the November 2020 election, and took part in efforts to encourage state legislatures to alter the outcome of the November 2020 election by appointing alternate slates of electors.

Michael Flynn and Kayleigh McEnany Boghosian

Roger Stone

The longtime ally of Trump was present in D.C. on January 5 and 6, and used members of the far-right group Oath Keepers, who were later charged with sedition in connection to riot, as personal bodyguards.

Stone, who was scheduled to give a speech at a January 6 rally, also spoke of how he wanted to “lead a march to the Capitol” from the Ellipse.

Henry “Enrique” Tarrio

The leader of the far-right Proud Boys group was not present in D.C. on January 6 after he was arrested two days beforehand on weapons charges, and for setting fire to a Black Lives Matter flag following pro-Trump protests in the capital in December.

The panel said they wanted to speak with Tarrio as he was allegedly involved in the Proud Boys’ preparation for the attack, in which at least 34 of their members have been charged in connection to.

Henry “Enrique” Tarrio and Roger Stone

Alex Jones

The InfoWars conspiracy theorist helped organize and fund the rally at the Ellipse on January 6 and also claimed he was told by the White House that he was to lead a march to the Capitol after the protest, according to the panel.

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Jones also frequently pushed false claims the 2020 Election was rigged and encouraged people to attend the Ellipse rally on January 6 while implying he had knowledge about Trump’s plans.

Sebastian Gorka

The committee subpoenaed the conservative pundit and onetime White House adviser to Trump in attempts to get his phone records from Verizon. Gorka had been invited to talk at an event on January 6, but his speech was canceled.

Mike Lindell

The panel has also subpoenaed the MyPillow CEO for his phone records. He is one of the most frequent and public pushers of the false claim that the 2020 Election was rigged against Trump.

Mike Lindell and Sebastian Gorka

Peter Navarro

The panel issued a subpoena for the former White House trade adviser after he admitted being part of a team of Trump’s inner circle to pressure Pence to stop the certification of the 2020 election, using the “Green Bay Sweep” football analogy to describe the plan.

Navarro was present with Trump during a January 5, 2021, meeting where they allegedly discussed how to convince members of Congress not to certify the election for Biden.

Rudy Giuliani

Trump’s personal attorney is accused of actively promoting claims of election fraud on behalf of the former president and seeking to convince state legislators to take steps to overturn the election results.

Kimberly Guilfoyle

The campaign aide for the former president and the fiancé of his son Donald Trump Jr. was present in the Oval Office on the morning of January 6, when Trump spoke with Pence by phone prior to the joint session of Congress to certify the Election results.

Guilfoyle was also allegedly involved in raising funds to pay for the rally at the Ellipse on January 6.

Kimberly Guilfoyle and Rudy Giuliani

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