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House Committee Probing Capitol Riot subpoena as organizers of Jan. 6 pro-Trump rally by Kevin Breuninger

House committee issues subpoenas to organizers of January 6 Stop the Steal Rally

The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack issued new subpoenas aimed at those who organized the Stop the Steal rally. Then-President Trump attended the rally and encouraged the crowd to march to the Capitol shortly before the riot. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joins CBSN’s “Red & Blue” anchor Elaine Quijano with the details. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on CBSNews.com and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the Paramount+ subscription service.

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol said Thursday it issued three subpoenas connected to a pro-Trump rally that preceded the deadly invasion.

The committee said it issued subpoenas for testimony and records from Ali Alexander and Nathan Martin, who was allegedly connected to the permit applications for a rally on the grounds outside the Capitol.

Shortly before the mob broke into the building, then-President Donald Trump, in a speech outside the White House, told a crowd of supporters to march to the Capitol. He also heaped pressure on Republicans to reject key states’ election results.

The committee also asked for records from Stop the Steal LLC, which was affiliated with the Capitol rally and which bears the same name as the slogan that was used to promote it.

“The rally on the Capitol grounds on January 6th, like the rally near the White House that day, immediately preceded the violent attack on the seat of our democracy,” select committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said in a press release.

“Over the course of that day, demonstrations escalated to violence and protestors became rioters. The Select Committee needs to understand all the details about the events that came before the attack, including who was involved in planning and funding them. We expect these witnesses to cooperate fully with our probe,” Thompson said. To read more go to the link below:

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/07/pro-trump-rally-organizers-subpoenaed-by-jan-6-committee.html

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