Trump administration officials summoned in case of attack on Congress

The House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol building on January 6 issued subpoenas against 10 officials in the administration of former US President Donald Trump, including counselor Stephen Miller and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

A number of Trump advisers met in one of the rooms of the luxurious Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, which was then converted into a kind of operations command center, during the attack on Congress , at a time when its members were confirming the victory of President Joe Biden in the presidential election.

In particular, the committee summoned attorney John Eastman, who is believed to have participated in this “situation room” meeting on the eve of the attack on January 5, and gave a speech during a gathering near the White House prior to the attack.

Eastman then emailed Vice President Mike Pence’s attorney during the storming of the Capitol, asserting that it happened “because you and your client did not do what was necessary to allow this to be made public

“Your documents and testimony are in direct connection with the commission’s investigation, as it appears that you played an instrumental role in President Trump’s notification that Vice President Pence could identify the January 6 voters,” Eastman said in his subpoena.

Eastman has sent a memo to Trump claiming that Pence has the power to reject the results of elections in some states, which would prevent Democrat Biden from winning.

The committee also summoned members of Trump’s campaign team that the committee asserts have contributed to promoting the idea that the election was “stolen”, which Trump claims without foundation.

These people include former New York Police Chief Bernard Kerik and Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller, who are also believed to have participated in the Jan. 5 meeting.

The committee also summoned Trump’s former national security adviser, Mike Flynn, as well as his campaign manager, William Stebbin.

In late October, the members of this committee announced their support for launching lawsuits against Steve Bannon, who is close to Trump, on suspicion of obstructing the work of Congress, after he refused to meet the committee’s summons.

A US judge issued a ruling allowing the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol to access some of the White House records of former President Donald Trump.

District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan for the District of Columbia dismissed Trump’s lawyers’ argument that telephone records, visitor records and other White House documents should be kept out of the committee’s hands

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