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NS House January 6 The selection committee issued five more summons on Monday related to the ongoing investigation into the riots at the US Capitol.

Two out of five summonses went to longtime unofficial Trump adviser roger stone and InfoWars host alex jones,


“The Select Committee is seeking information about the rallies and subsequent marches to the Capitol that turned into violent mobs attacking the Capitol and threatening our democracy,” said panel chair D-Miss Rep. Benny G. Thompson in a statement. . Statement.

“We needed to know who organized, planned, paid for and received funding related to those events, as well as communication with officials in the White House and Congress what organizers had. We believe That the witnesses we summoned today have relevant information and we expect them to fully cooperate in our effort to find answers to the American people about the January 6 violence.”

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The committee alleged Press release That Stone was in Washington, D.C. on January 5 and 6, and was “expected” to speak at the rally on the Ellipse before the Capitol breach. It also said that they “solicited support to pay for security via the website.”

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Stone also reportedly commented that he planned to “lead a march to the capital” from Ellipse, the January 6 panel said.

“I have stated over and over again that I had no advance information about what happened at the Capitol that day,” Stone said in a statement on its website. “any statement, claim, allegation, or report alleging, or even alleging that any unlawful act by any person or group in or around the U.S. Capitol Any involvement or knowledge of mine, whether advance or contemporary, in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021, is clearly incorrect.”

Roger Stone, former adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and Alex Jones, radio host and creator of the website InfoWars, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC, US.  (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Regarding Jones, the panel said the InfoWars founder helped organize a January 6 rally on the Ellipse, claiming he was asked by the White House to lead the march to the Capitol. It also said that he “repeatedly promoted unsupported allegations of election fraud.”

Jones’ attorney Norman Pattis said, “The First Amendment guarantees the right of assembly and the right to petition for redress of grievances. Congress’s attempt to cool ordinary Americans in the exercise of these rights is terrifying,” according to NBC News,

“We will be in contact with committee staff to determine what our next steps will be,” Pattis said.

Speaker Representative Benny Thompson, D-Miss., meets with the select committee on the January 6 attack as they prepare to hold their first hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, July 26, 2021, in Washington.

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In addition to Stone and Jones, Taylor Budovich was also summoned. The panel said that Budovich “allegedly solicited a 501c(4) organization to run a social media and radio advertising campaign that encourages attendance at the January 6 Ellipse rally and is unsupported about the outcome of the election.” forwards the claims.”

According to the panel, the latest summons wave included Dustin Stockton and his fiancé Jennifer Lawrence, who also attended the rallies.

“We are not surprised that the Committee has issued summons to us and are expecting them. We are concerned that the time during the week of Thanksgiving, when most normal business is closed, further demonstrates that this Committee is in good faith Not working,” Stockton and Lawrence said in a statement.

“In the months since January 6, we have given extensive on-the-record interviews to many journalists and outlets as we remain committed to knowing the truth about what happened,” the couple said. “We are committed to that transparency and pray for the opportunity to share our experiences with the public without the stain of misinformation that has become customary.”

The summons sought records and testimony by mid-December.

The summons comes three weeks after the committee issued six others to Trump aides, including Michael Flynn, who were reportedly involved in attempts to cast doubt on the results of the 2020 presidential election or to reverse it.