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Rep Thompson Of MS Speaks About Latest Wave Of Capitol Riot Subpoenas

The Democratic-led House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol issued a second round of subpoenas Wednesday seeking evidence from some of those who helped organize a rally that day for supporters of former President Donald Trump.

“The inquiry includes an examination of how various individuals and entities coordinated their activities leading up to the events of Jan. 6, Chairman Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, said in a statement.

Among those subpoenaed was Katrina Pierson, a former Trump campaign official, who was in direct communication with Trump about the rallies. She is instructed in the subpoena to produce documents on Oct. 13 and appear for a deposition on Oct. 28.

Klete Keller, a former Olympic swimmer who won two gold medals for the United States, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to a felony charge related to his participation in the January event. Keller admitted to obstructing an official proceeding after prosecutors agreed to drop six other criminal charges they brought against him in February.

Two additional men who spent 40 minutes in the US Capitol were each sentenced to 45 days in prison on Wednesday, marking the first time non-violent rioters who were not already incarcerated will be sent to jail.

District Judge James Boasberg sentenced Air Force veteran Derek Jancart and his friend Erik Rau, both from Ohio, to serve 45 days. The friends pleaded guilty in July to disorderly conduct inside the Capitol. Prosecutors say the two made it as far as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s conference room before being pushed out by police.

 

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