Donald Trump’s supporters in front of The Capitol, January 6, 2021 (Leah Millis/Reuters)
UPDATE, OCT 1:
A House select committee has issued 11 more subpoenas in its investigation of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
On the list is Katrina Pierson, Donald Trump’s former national campaign spokeswoman, who was involved in planning the event near the White House on January 6 where Donald Trump urged supporters to march on the Capitol and block the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden. She was reportedly in direct communication with Trump about the “Stop the Steal” rallies on January 5 and 6.
Also subpoenaed are Amy Kremer, the chairwoman of Women for America First, which helped plan the rally; her daughter Kylie Jane Kremer, the director of America First Trump advisor Caroline Wren, a “VIP advisor” for the event; Cindy Chafian, another organizer; Hannah Salem Stone, who managed logistics; Justin Caporale, a former top aide to Melania Trump, who was a project manager for the rally; Lyndon Brentnall, the owner of a Florida-based security company and the “on-site supervisor” for the rally; Maggie Mulvaney, a niece of former top Trump staffer Mick Mulvaney; Megan Powers, an operations manager; and Tim Unes, whose company was the stage manager for the event.
Ms. Pierson, the House committee said, was reportedly involved in organizing the rallies on Jan. 5 and 6, and was in direct communication with Mr. Trump about them.
ORIGINAL ENTRY, SEPT 25: I spoke with Monocle 24’s Chris Cermak on Friday about a House committee’s investigation of the “Trump attempted coup” and the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
We use the subpoenas issued to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, chief strategist Steve Bannon, and social media director Dan Scavino to outline the four phases of the Trump scheme to overturn the November election and hang onto the White House.
1. Legal action, losing more than 60 cases all the way to the Supreme Court
2. Pressure on State legislatures to throw out electors for President-elect Joe Biden
3. Pressure on Vice President Mike Pence to overrule the certification of Biden’s victory by Congress
4. The Trump speech instructing supporters to “Stop the Steal” and march on the Capitol to block the certification
Listen from 1:37:
A lot of people don’t have the time and resources to figure out what happened between the election and January 6.
The Trump camp’s tactics have always been to prevent people from learning about this through disinformation, confusion, and denial.
So it is important these hearings are held, because a House hearing is a little more significant than a guy named Scott Lucas telling you what happened.