WASHINGTON – Stephen Miller and Kayleigh McEnany, aides to former President Donald Trump, were among 10 more administration officials subpoenaed Tuesday by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Trump has sued to prevent the National Archives and Records Administration from providing documents to the committee. He has urged advisers such as political strategist Steve Bannon, to defy their subpoenas.
But the committee is investigating what led up to the Capitol riot Jan. 6 that injured 140 police officers and temporarily halted the counting of Electoral College votes that confirmed President Joe Biden won the election.
The latest subpoenas target Miller, a former senior adviser to Trump, for allegedly spreading false information about the 2020 election and encouraging state legislatures to appoint alternate slates of electors, according to the committee. McEnany, the former White House press secretary, made multiple false statements about purported fraud in the election, the committee said.
“The select committee wants to learn every detail of what went on in the White House on Jan. 6th and in the days beforehand,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the head of the committee. “We need to know precisely what role the former president and his aides played in efforts to stop the counting of the electoral votes, and if they were in touch with anyone outside the White House attempting to overturn the outcome of the election.”
Trump issued a statement accusing the committee of being “politically ambitious hacks.” He continued to espouse unfounded allegations of election fraud in Arizona, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia.
A new Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll found a majority of Americans think Trump and his aides should testify.
The subpoenas Tuesday came after six others were issued Monday targeting Trump lawyer John Eastman and others in the former president’s inner circle.
Others who were subpoenaed Tuesday are:
• Nicholas Luna, a former Trump personal assistant, who was reportedly in the Oval Office the morning of Jan. 6 and on a phone call pressuring Vice President Mike Pence to not certify the election results, according to the committee.
• Molly Michael, a former special assistant to Trump and Oval Office operations coordinator, who sent information about alleged election fraud at Trump’s direction, according to the committee.
• Benjamin Williamson, a former deputy assistant to Trump and senior adviser to Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, who was reportedly contacted by a former administration official and urged to have the president issue a statement condemning the violence, according to the committee.
• Christopher Liddell, former White House deputy chief of staff, who was in the building Jan. 6 and reportedly considered resigning, according to the committee.
• John McEntee, former White House personnel director, who was reportedly in the Oval Office when Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Pence discussed the Georgia audit of votes, according to the committee.
• Keith Kellogg, former national security adviser to Pence, who participated in at least one January 2021 meeting with Trump and White House counsel Pat Cipollone at which Trump insisted that Pence not certify the election, according to the committee.
• Cassidy Hutchinson, a former special assistant to Trump for legislative affairs, who was reportedly at the White House on Jan. 6 and with Trump when he spoke at a rally near the White House before the riot, according to the committee. Hutchinson reportedly contacted Jordan Fuchs, Georgia’s deputy secretary of state, about a trip Meadows planned to attend an election audit, the committee said.
• Kenneth Klukowski, former senior counsel to Jeffrey Clark, a former assistant attorney general, who was involved in drafting a letter urging legislatures in certain states to delay their certification of the election, according to the committee.