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January 6th Select Committee Issues Additional Subpoenas, Including One for Ali Alexander

Last week, the Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection issued subpoenas to 11 individuals associated with the rally held at the Ellipse prior to the violent attack on the Capitol. Additionally, the Select Committee has issued subpoenas seeking records and testimony from four top Trump aides who kept close to Trump in the days surrounding the January 6th insurrection.

January 6th Select Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson announced that additional subpoenas seeking testimony and records related to the “Stop the Steal” rally that took place on the grounds of the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021 have been issued. The subpoenas seek deposition testimony from Ali Abdul Akbar, also known as Ali Alexander, and Nathan Martin, who are connected to permit applications for the rally, and request the production of records from those individuals and from Stop the Steal, LLC, an organization affiliated with the event.

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According to documents provided to the Select Committee, an organization named “One Nation Under God” submitted a permit application in December 2020 to the U.S. Capitol Police for a rally about “the election fraud in the swing states” to be held on the U.S. Capitol Grounds on January 6th, 2021. Nathan Martin’s phone number and email address were listed among the contact information for “One Nation Under God.” A vendor who was also listed on the permit application informed Capitol Police that he was reporting to Ali Alexander and Mr. Martin and identified them both as being affiliated with Stop the Steal. On two of its websites, Stop the Steal advertised the Capitol rally event and sought donations to offset expenses for January 6th.

According to press reports, in the weeks before the January 6th attack, Ali Alexander made repeated reference during Stop-the-Steal-sponsored events to the possible use of violence to achieve the organization’s goals and claimed to have been in communication with the White House and Members of Congress regarding events planned to coincide with the certification of the 2020 Electoral College results. Additionally, Mr. Alexander reportedly spoke at a rally on January 5th, 2021, held by the Eighty Percent Coalition at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., and led the crowd in a chant of “victory, or death.”

 

The subpoenas require the production of records by October 21st, 2021, and require Martin and Alexander to testify at depositions on October 28th and 29th, respectively.



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