After the recent controversy involving former White House Strategist for President Trump, Steve Bannon, the dreaded January 6th Committee is back and reaping for more. Bannon, who was indicted for Contempt of Congress after he failed to show up to a hearing after being subpoenaed by the committee Big League Politics has previously reported on reactions to Bannon’s indictment and an overall Democrat takeover over the government.
On Monday, the January 6th Committee announced 5 more names of individuals they deemed as “witnesses who helped or had knowledge of the planning and financing of the rallies in D.C. and the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol.” The most famous 2 of the 5 are Republican Operative Roger Stone and InfoWars radio sensation Alex Jones. The list also includes Duston Stockton, Jennifer Lawrence, and Taylor Budowich.
In a Press Release on the committee’s official website, Democrat Congressman Bennie G. Thompson stated:
“We need to know who organized, planned, paid for, and received funds related to those events, as well as what communications organizers had with officials in the White House and Congress. 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.”Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-MS
Roger Stone quickly posted a response to his website, stating:
I understand that I have been included in this round of subpoenas issued by the January 6th Select Committee. I have not yet been served and have not seen the details of what I may be asked to provide or what information they want from me. I have said time and time again that I had no advance knowledge of the events that took place at the Capitol on that day. Any statement, claim, insinuation, or report alleging, or even implication, that I had any involvement in or knowledge, whether advance or contemporaneous, about the commission of any unlawful acts by any person or group in or around the U.S. Capitol or anywhere in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, is categorically false. After the subpoena is served and after my counsel reviews the requests, I will make the determination of how I will proceed.Roger Stone
Alex Jones also posted a lengthy video statement with his co-host Owen Shroyer, insisting that he had done nothing illegal and was in Washington DC peacefully, never entering the Capitol Building or inciting others to do so.