The parliamentary commission investigating the assault on Capitol Hill by supporters of Donald Trump on January 6 launched a new round of subpoenas on Tuesday, November 9, for relatives of the former US president.
Among those targeted is Kayleigh McEnany, the former White House spokesperson during the last year of the Republican billionaire’s mandate.
“As a White House spokesperson you have made numerous public statements in the White House and elsewhere regarding alleged fraud in the November 2020 election, [des allégations] which the people who attacked the Capitol on January 6 echoed “, states the commission in the subpoena against Mr.me McEnany.
Only 31 years old when she took office on April 7, 2020, Mme McEnany, a graduate of the prestigious Harvard Law School, has always been seen as a determined advocate of Trumpism. In February, while the president minimized the threat represented by the Covid-19, she assured the Fox News channel: ” This president will always put America first. He will always protect American citizens. We won’t see diseases like the coronavirus coming here. »
More than 150 people already interviewed
A close advisor to Donald Trump, Stephen Miller was also subpoenaed for having prepared with his team the speech given by the Republican billionaire at the January 6 rally which took place near the White House, shortly before the attack. of Congress.
Other relatives of Mr Trump featured in this new round of summons include Nicholas Luna, assistant to the former president, Christopher Liddell, the former deputy chief of staff at the White House, and Keith Kellogg, former national security adviser to then Vice President Mike Pence.
“We believe that the witnesses subpoenaed today have relevant information and we expect them to cooperate in the investigation”, said the chairman of the commission, the elected Democrat Bennie Thompson.
The parliamentary committee announced on Monday other summons, including members of Donald Trump’s campaign team such as Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser to the former Republican president, or his former director campaign campaign Bill Stepien. As part of this investigation, the commission has already interviewed more than 150 people, according to Republican elected representative Liz Cheney.