(PresidentialInsider.com)- Earlier this month, the ultra-partisan House committee that claims to be investigating the origins of the January 6 riots in Washington, D.C., issued a new round of subpoenas demanding people take part in their political theater.
The subpoenas seek documents and testimonies from people that they allege to be connected to the riot, including former Trump administration officials like White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and former senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller.
While neither of these individuals had any involvement with the riot, which former President Donald Trump explicitly opposed when he told violent protesters to go home that day, the committee nonetheless wants their testimony to fuel their false narrative.
Other individuals called to testify before the committee include former White House officials Kenneth Klukowski, Cassidy Hutchinson, Keith Kellogg, John McEntee, Christopher Liddell, Ben Williamson, Nicholas Luna, and Molly Michael.
According to the Committee, McEnany was in the company of the president when he saw the Capitol riot unfold on January 6 – though, this is not evidence she supported it, endorsed it, or inspired it. McEnany’s communications following the 2020 presidential election were also used by the committee to create a spurious link to the riot, in which she said that the president is pursuing “very real claims” of fraud and misconduct taking place – fraud that, by the way, was proven to have taken place after the Arizona forensic audit.
The committee also claims that Miller “by his own account” took part in efforts to spread information about voter fraud and election misconduct, which Democrats baselessly smear as “lies” and ‘false.” Miller also encouraged state legislatures to use their legitimate power to reject slates of electors given evidence of fraud and misconduct that favored the Democrats.
We’ll soon see whether these Republicans comply, or take the Steve Bannon route and refuse to take part on the basis of executive privilege – which was recommended by former President Donald Trump’s legal team.