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On January 6, the committee assigns Roger Stone and Alex Jones

“I don’t know how this is all going to end, but if they want to fight they better believe they have one,” Jones told a crowd at Freedom Plaza in Washington the day before the attack. , as PBS has detailed.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Jones helped secure funding for the January 6 rally. Jones said he tried to defuse the riot and prevent people from breaking into the Capitol, the Journal added.

For Jones, the committee’s request is just the latest in a series of legal issues. Last week, a court found him liable for defamation in a lawsuit brought by parents of children killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have also removed pages associated with Jones and his Infowars show for violating community standards of services.

Stone, meanwhile, raised money for “private security” on January 5-6 and called on people attending a rally on January 5 to join in an “epic struggle,” as reported by Mother Jones. . He defended his words that day.

In August, a group of Capitol Hill police officers sued him and a host of other defendants – including Trump himself – alleging civil rights violations. The lawsuit accused Stone of actively participating in Trump’s “strategy to spread false allegations of voter fraud” and of helping popularize the #StopTheSteal slogan. A process server presented Stone with the trial on September 15 while on a radio show.

“It’s a big, big stack of papers, which is good because we are out of toilet paper today,” Stone told the hosts.

He later called the lawsuit “unfounded, unfounded and unfounded” in an email to CNN.

Stockton and Lawrence, who are a couple, took part in a detailed POLITICO profile that was released last week. The pair had taken part in a bus tour of Swing States in the weeks after election day 2020 to defeat false allegations of voter fraud, and promoted the Jan.6 rally in the weeks that l ‘have preceded. Trump’s retweet on one of Lawrence’s posts was used as evidence during his impeachment trial later in the month. Lawrence sued the firm that charted the House impeachment officials, alleging libel.

Stockton responded to questions from committee investigators at the end of October, POLITICO first reported, and the couple said in the profile that they contacted the panel to voluntarily testify.

The committee also subpoenaed Budowich, Trump’s spokesperson, who responded to media inquiries for the former president about the Jan.6 probe itself. Budowich was previously the executive director of the Tea Party Express. He also helped oversee the US Senate super PAC Save the US, which attempted to help Republicans win the second round of Georgia’s Senate elections in 2020, as POLITICO previously reported. The Republicans narrowly lost both races, ceding control of the Senate to the Democrats.

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