Congressional investigators have subpoenaed two associates of Donald Trump who they believe met with him in the president’s private dining room on Jan. 4 to discuss the speaker lineup at his Jan. 6 rally near the White House.
The subpoenas to Robert Peede, Jr. and Max Miller seek details of their knowledge of the Trump meeting as well as contacts with organizers of the rally that preceded the violent mob attack on the Capitol.
The congressional panel said it had documents and information showing Peede and Miller met with Trump in the dining room adjacent to the Oval Office on Jan. 4 to discuss the rally at the Ellipse. Miller, then an aide to Trump, is now a congressional candidate in Ohio.
The committee also subpoenaed Brian Jack, then the director of political affairs at the White House, who had reached out to at least one member of Congress — Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), to ask them to speak at the Ellipse on Jan.6.
The subpoenas were part of a batch of six that also includes Ed Martin, a prominent conservative activist who is representing at least two of the defendants charged with breaching the Capitol. Martin helped promote some pro-Trump Jan. 6 events.
The subpoenas seek documents by Dec. 23 and depositions between Jan. 4 and Jan. 10. It’s an indication that the investigation will continue at full speed in the new year, even as the panel prepares for a series of public hearings to present its findings sometime in the spring.
The panel also sent a summons to Bryan Lewis, who had issued an application to the Capitol Police for a permit to hold a Jan. 6 demonstration about the electoral vote count.
Lastly, the panel subpoenaed Kimberly Fletcher, an activist with conservative group Moms for America, helped hold the Jan. 5 rally at Freedom Plaza and the Jan. 6 ellipse rally. The panel said it had documents showing her correspondence with Stop the Steal organizer Ali Alexander during the application process for another event around Jan. 6 [POLITICO].
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