Trump & Allies Put On Official Public Notice By Jan 6 Committee

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The House committee investigating the Capitol riot is continuing to directly target the role of Donald Trump and his presidential administration in fostering the violence that temporarily disrupted Congressional work to formally certify the election results earlier this year. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), who is a member of the riot investigation committee, laid out as much during an appearance on MSNBC this week in the wake of the issuance of new subpoenas by the committee targeting individuals connected to rallies that preceded the riot. One of those subpoenaed was Katrina Pierson, a former Trump campaign official who “reportedly served as an informal liaison between the White House and the rally on the Ellipse,” according to The Washington Post.

In part, Lofgren pointedly commented as follows:

‘We want to find out everything there is to know about the coordination between the White House and these individuals whose names were upfront in organizing the rally, what the intentions were, where did the money come from, how was it organized, how was that mob unleashed on the U.S. Capitol to overturn the election. We think that we’ll learn things from these individuals, and what we’ve found is as we get more information, it leads us to other information… Whatever it takes, our job is to get to the bottom of this, and we take that task very seriously.’

Lofgren was then asked whether the committee would be investigating whether Trump “knew or was discussing the prospect of using breaching the Capitol or violence as a plan,” to which she replied, in part, as follows:

‘I’ll just say that a majority of the House, including Republicans, and 57 percent of the United States Senate found that the then-president incited this riot. That was the vote… We need to find out every detail about this, and when we have all of the facts, we’re going to be able to lay that out for the American people in a way that we think will be helpful for our country. We need to save our democracy here.’

The Congresswoman also said that the House riot investigation committee currently stands “ready to proceed to do what we need to do to get the facts.” In other words, those who may be inclined towards resisting subpoenas can likely expect a fight. Trump himself has already publicly complained about the riot investigation committee’s efforts, which have included requests for records from federal agencies covering the time when he was in office.

Check out Lofgren’s comments below: