House select committee probing January 6 attack on US Capitol summons five more aides of former president Donald Trump and organizers of rallies challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election on Monday.
House issued summons for Dustin Stockton and his fiancée, Jennifer Lawrence, who were reportedly involved in organizing rallies disputing the election prior to the January 6 riots; Taylor Budovich, who organized appearances at the rallies; Roger Stone, a prominent Trump supporter who spoke at such events; and Alex Jones, who was reportedly deeply involved in the planning of events.
Representative Benny Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the committee, said his testimony would help lawmakers gather more information about the riot, adding that he expected full cooperation.
“We need to know who organized, planned, paid for and received funding related to those events, as well as what communications organizers had with White House and congressional officials,” he said in a statement. ” “We believe that the witnesses we produced today have relevant information and look forward to cooperating fully with our efforts to find answers to the American people regarding the January 6 violence.”
Lawmakers have already summoned several other Trump aides, including Michael Flynn, Stephen Miller and Kayleigh McEnany. Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena.