Two men who planned a January 6 rally outside the US Capitol that grew into a crowd and attacked the seat of the US government are the latest figures from Trumpworld to be summoned from the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riots. have been received.
Ali Alexander and Nathan Martin, two right-wing activists behind planning a rally at Capitol Ground, which had received permits from Capitol police before the attack, were named in the summons Thursday by committee chairman Rep. Benny Thompson.
His company, Stop the Steel LLC, was also struck with a summons of its own.
The move comes as former President Donald Trump has vowed to support the legal defense of members of his inner circle targeted by the committee with a request for information; It is unclear but unlikely that Mr Trump will extend the same courtesy to Mr Alexander or Mr Martin.
Former top members of the Trump administration, including former Chiefs of Staff Mark Meadows and Kash Patel, a Trump retainer who held multiple roles in the White House and the Defense Department.
Those aides have indicated they will fight the House select committee’s efforts to overturn their testimony or records, while the former president vowed to support him in a letter sent Thursday from his lawyers, which claimed Was told that the material was demanded. The panels were protected by executive privilege.
“President Trump stands ready to defend these fundamental privileges in court,” letter, accessed by Politics, Reading.
A spokesman for the former president confirmed the decision.
“Executive privilege will be defended, not only on behalf of President Trump and his administration, but on behalf of the office of the President of the United States and the future of our nation,” he said.
Mr. Alexander has been largely in hiding since attracting charges of inciting a near-rebellion following the January 6 attacks; He has not been charged with any crimes, but faces social boycotts for continuing Mr Trump’s false claims about his election losses. As a result he was banned from Twitter, Facebook, PayPal and many other platforms.
If convicted of contempt of Congress for ignoring congressional summons issued by the committee, the men could face up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000 each.
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