Alex Jones, Roger Stone and a Trump spokesman were subpoenaed by the House panel probing the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

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Members of the Oath Keepers provide security to Roger Stone at a rally the night before groups attacked the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 5, 2021.
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The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot issued subpoenas to a spokesman for former President Donald Trump, Republican political operative Roger Stone and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as well as two other people allegedly connected to that day’s events

Taylor Budowich, the Trump spokesman, reportedly helped advertise the rally outside of the White House where the then-president spoke right before the riot, in which hundreds of his supporters broke into the Capitol.

Stone originally had been slated to speak at that event, and the Infowars host Jones reportedly was involved in organizing the rally, the committee said in a press release Monday evening.

The other people newly issued subpoenas by the House panel are Dustin Stockton and Jennifer Lawrence, a couple who reportedly organized multiple post-election rallies that pushed the false narrative that the 2020 election was rigged against Trump.

The House panel says the five new subpoena recipients who have been asked for testimony and documents are believed to have knowledge of the plans and funding for the rallies in Washington on Jan. 6 that preceded the storming of the Capitol.

“We believe the witnesses we subpoenaed today have relevant information and we expect them to cooperate fully with our effort to get answers for the American people about the violence of January 6th,” select committee chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said in the press release.

Alex Jones, the founder of right-wing media group Infowars, addresses a crowd of pro-Trump protesters after they storm the grounds of the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Jones last week was held liable in a civil lawsuit for defamation, filed by family members of victims in the Sandy Hook school massacre. Jones had claimed the event was a “hoax,”

Stone was pardoned by Trump in December for his conviction for lying to Congress.

He had reportedly said he was planning to “lead a march to the Capitol” from the rally for Trump, according to the House committee.

This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

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