House January 6 Committee Subpoenas Alex Jones & Roger Stone
The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol issued a new round of subpoenas to several associates of former President Donald Trump, including veteran Republican operative Roger Stone and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Congressional investigators are seeking testimony from Stone, Jones, and three other individuals regarding what they knew about Trump’s rally, when they knew it, and whether their public statements influenced the deadly events of that day.
Both Stone and Jones have been outspoken advocates of Trump’s “big lie” that the 2020 election was rife with fraud and stolen by President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party.
Stone, whose 40-month prison sentence for making false statements, witness tampering and obstruction was commuted by Trump in November 2019, has indicated that he may not comply with the Committee’s request or adhere to its deadline for submitted documents and testimony by December 6 and 17, respectively.
“I have said time and time again that I had no advance knowledge of the events that took place at the Capitol on that day,” Stone said. “Any statement, claim, insinuation, or report alleging, or even implying, that I had any involvement in or knowledge, whether advance or contemporaneous, about the commission of any unlawful acts by any person or group in or around the U.S. Capitol or anywhere in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, is categorically false.”
Conservative activists Dustin Stockton and Jennifer Lawrence – whom The Washington Post described as “a couple with ties to some of the rally organizers who have already been subpoenaed by the committee” – were also served.
They responded by complaining about being subpoenaed during Thanksgiving week.
“In the many months since January 6th we have granted many reporters and outlets extensive on-the-record interviews because we are committed to getting to the truth about what happened,” they wrote. “We remain committed to that transparency and pray for the opportunity to share our experiences to the public without the taint of misinformation that has become customary.”
Taylor Budowich, a Trump spokesperson, was the fifth individual called upon by the Committee to testify about sketchy transfers of money in the days and weeks leading up to the attack on the Capitol.
The Committee alleges that Budowich was “directing to the 501(c) (4) organization approximately $200,000 from a source or sources that was not disclosed to the organization to pay for the advertising campaign” ahead of the riot.
To date, no criminal charges relating to the Capitol insurrection have been filed against Trump, Stone, Jones, or the other witnesses subpoenaed by the Committee.