(PresidentialWire.com)- Six new subpoenas were issued by the House’s January 6 investigation committee, and all of them were targeted toward people who are considered allies of former President Donald Trump.
The six people who were subject of the subpoenas were Bernard Kerik, John Eastman, Angela McCallum, Jason Miller, Bill Stepien and Michael Flynn — Trump’s former national security adviser.
In a press release, the panel said on Monday that these people were “involved in efforts to promote false claims of election fraud or overturn the results of the 2020 election.”
According to the press release, the committee wants testimony and documents “from witnesses including staff members of the former President’s campaign and individuals associated with the so-called ‘war room’ that drove efforts to halt the counting of electoral votes in the runup to the violence of January 6th.”
Miller, McCallum and Stepien all raised potential concerns regarding election fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Stepien specifically managed the re-election campaign for Trump.
These three allegedly all sought to encourage local state legislatures to change the outcome of the election.
Eastman, a lawyer for conservative clients, wrote various legal memos that outlined various ways that then-Vice President Mike Pence could’ve overturned election results.
The committee is claiming that both Kerik — the former police commissioner of New York City — and Flynn both pushed various allegations of election fraud. In the immediate days following the election, the two are alleged to have attended meetings that investigators are interested in knowing about. The pair is also suspected of being at meetings in the lead-up to the attacks at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6.
In a statement, Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the committee, said:
“In the days before the January 6th attack, the former President’s closest allies and advisors drove a campaign of misinformation about the election and planned ways to stop the count of Electoral College votes.”
“The Select Committee needs to know every detail about their efforts to overturn the election, including who they were talking to in the White House and in Congress, what connections they had with rallies that escalated into a riot, and who paid for it all. The Select Committee expects all witnesses to cooperate with our investigation as we work to get answers for the American people, recommend changes to our laws that will strengthen our democracy, and help ensure nothing like January 6th ever happens again.”
Two of these people who were subject of the subpoenas were pardoned by Trump just before he left the office this past January.
These six latest join the list of former Trump allies who have been subpoenaed by the January 6 investigation committee. Eleven of them were tied to organizing rallies that happened on January 5 and January 6 before the attack at the Capitol.
Most of these people thus far have cooperated with the panel, but Steve Bannon has not.
It’s unclear at this point whether these six people will cooperate with the panel or not.