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Proud Boys, Oath Keepers subpoenaed by House panel Jan.6: NPR


Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, smashing windows and clashing with police.

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Proud Boys, Oath Keepers subpoenaed by House panel Jan.6: NPR

Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, smashing windows and clashing with police.

Jon Cherry / Getty Images

The Democratic-led House select committee investigating the Jan.6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has issued a new round of subpoenas to far-right groups, including the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers.

In all, the panel issued five new subpoenas, which include requests for records and testimony. Summons were also issued for Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, who was president of the Proud Boys, Elmer Stewart Rhodes, president of the Oath Keepers, and Robert Patrick Lewis, chairman of the 1st Amendment Praetorian, who provided security at several rallies until January 6.

The select committee is seeking information from individuals and organizations believed to be involved in planning the attack, with the violent mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6, or with efforts to overturn the results of the election “, The chairman of the committee, Representative Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Said in a statement. “We believe that the individuals and organizations we have summoned to appear today have relevant information on how the violence erupted on Capitol Hill and the preparations that led to this violent attack. The select committee is acting swiftly. to find out the facts of what happened that day and witness us to comply with the law and cooperate so that we can get answers to the American people. ”

Ahead of these new requests for testimony and documents, the committee issued more than three dozen subpoenas for former Trump officials, his allies and the organizers of the Jan.6 rally. The recent subpoenas released on Monday included controversial figures Roger Stone and Alex Jones.

So far, the committee has voluntarily met with approximately 200 anonymous witnesses, received 25,000 pages of documents and received more than 200 tips through a hotline.

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