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More Trump allies handed subpoenas over January 6 attack on Capitol

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Donald Trump (left) Roger Stone (center) and Alex Jones

The US House of Representatives has issued subpoenas for two more of former President Donald Trump's allies over their links to the deadly January 6 attack on Capitol Hill by Trump's supporters.

The 8-member House committee probing Trump's role in the Capitol riot said on Monday it issued subpoenas to Roger Stone and Alex Jones.

Stone, who is a long-time ally and political adviser to Trump, is identified as a far-right political operative.

During his presidency, Trump commuted a 3-year sentence of Stone, who had been convicted for lying under oath to lawmakers as part of a probe into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

Stone said in a statement he had not yet seen the subpoena, adding: "I had no advance knowledge of the events that took place at the Capitol on that day."

Jones is the founder and host of the right-wing website Infowars.

He is regarded in many circles as a conspiracy theorist.

The House committee also issued subpoenas seeking documents and testimony from Dustin Stockton, a political activist linked to longtime Trump adviser Steve Bannon, and Stockton's fiancee, Jennifer Lawrence.

In total, the January 6 panel has now issued more than three dozen subpoenas and received testimony from more than 200 witnesses.

Five people died in the deadly Jan. 6 riot, including a US Capitol police officer,, after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the highly-fortified Capitol building as lawmakers were busy with certification of the Electoral College votes.


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