Six of Donald Trump’s top campaign associates have been subpoenaed by the Democratic-led House select committee investigating the deadly January 6 insurrection. The committee is still in need of testimony and document from key witnesses.
The six people subpoenaed were involved in Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign and promoted the lie that the election was stolen. All are being asked to provide documents to the January 6 committee on November 23.
The House committee needs to know every detail about these six individuals’ activities and efforts to overturn the election, including who they spoke to within Congress and the White House. They want to know who is connected to who, who paid for it, and all that were involved.
The depositions are scheduled from the last week of November into mid-December, and those that are expected are:
- William Stephien
- Trump’s 2020 campaign manager is a crucial player in understanding the efforts to overturn the 2020 election and promote the “Stop the Steal” storyline. There has been a witness who stated Stephien was closely involved in the administration’s messaging.
- Jason Miller
- Senior advisor to the campaign and founder of GETTR.
- John Eastman
- He is the attorney who helped Trump with the stolen election argument. He wrote a memo saying that former Vice President Mike Pence is to blame for the violence at the US Capitol for refusing to block the certification of electoral votes. There is also interest in the January 2 briefing he gave 300 state legislators.
- Michael Flynn
- He was involved in an Oval Office meeting where he reportedly discussed taking voting machines and trying to invoke national security emergency powers.
- Angela McCallum
- Trump’s national executive assistant. The committee believes she was aware of the campaign’s efforts to spread incorrect information about voter fraud and wants to know more about a voicemail she left to a nameless Michigan state legislator.
- Bernard Kerik
- Kerik was involved in the Willard Hotel meeting about overturning election results, and he has already confirmed he paid for rooms and suites in DC hotels to serve as command centers. There are also concerns about money being paid out to his company for travel expenses.
The House select committee, composed of seven Democrats and two Republicans, believes all witnesses will cooperate since they asked the Department of Justice to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for defying his subpoena.
Of course, Trump was quick to file a lawsuit last month. He is trying to block any handover of documents sought from the National Archives by the committee, and he has been adamant that his former aides and allies do not help with the committee’s requests. Trump even tried to invoke executive privilege to stop the committee from obtaining his White House records.
Unfortunately for him, the Biden administration has denied all of Trump’s requests.
As George Washington once said, “Truth will ultimately prevail where there are pains to bring it to light.”