Alex Jones, Roger Stone and other Trump allies subpoenaed by House Jan. 6 panel The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has issued five new subpoenas for witnesses lawmakers want to hear from, in addition to 35 witnesses subpoenaed already.

Roger Stone, Alex Jones among new subpoenas issued by Jan. 6 panel

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The Democratic-led House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has subpoenaed another five allies of former President Donald Trump. Among them are Roger Stone, who was pardoned by Trump last year, and far-right InfoWars founder Alex Jones. The committee said the subpoenas are focused on the planning and financing of rallies held in Washington, D.C., on the day of the deadly riot. NPR congressional reporter Claudia Grisales has more.

CLAUDIA GRISALES, BYLINE: Roger Stone and Alex Jones are no strangers to controversy. Now they're subjects of congressional subpoenas from the House committee investigating the deadly January 6 riot.



UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #2: Roger Stone put it all on the line for this country.

GRISALES: That's a video obtained by online analyst group Just Security of a crowd cheering for Stone at an early December rally promoting false claims of election fraud.


ALEX JONES: I don't know how all this is going to end, but if they want a fight, they better believe they've got one.

GRISALES: And that's Alex Jones, captured by Media Matters, at a January 5 rally at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. Both Stone and Jones were fixtures in the movement promoting false claims of 2020 election fraud.

ZOE LOFGREN: Mr. Stone and Mr. Jones have been quite vocal about the role that they played.

GRISALES: That's California Democrat Zoe Lofgren who serves on the House committee. The panel is focused on Stone's ties to Stop the Steal events and Jones's role helping raise funds for the January 6 rally. Both issued statements rejecting any claims they knew violence would follow at the Capitol that day.

LOFGREN: It's our continuing effort to get to the bottom of everything.

GRISALES: The committee also wants information from Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich and two other rally organizers. And they're all due to turn in records and testify by mid-December.

LOFGREN: This was a very serious effort to overthrow the government, and it almost succeeded. So we need to take this seriously and uncover every single element of what happened here.

GRISALES: Already, the committee has issued 40 subpoenas, met with 200 unnamed witnesses and received 25,000 pages of documents.

Claudia Grisales, NPR News, Washington.


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