The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol issued subpoenas Tuesday to four people involved in former President Donald Trump’s legal effort to overturn the 2020 election results.
The committee said the four Trump allies — Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell and Boris Epshteyn — “publicly promoted unsupported claims about the 2020 election and participated in attempts to disrupt or delay the certification of election results.”
“The four individuals we’ve subpoenaed today advanced unsupported theories about election fraud, pushed efforts to overturn the election results, or were in direct contact with the former President about attempts to stop the counting of electoral votes,” Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said in a statement.
The committee said in a news release that Giuliani “actively promoted claims of election fraud on behalf of the former President and sought to convince state legislators to take steps to overturn the election results. He was reported to have been in contact with then-President Trump and various Members of Congress regarding strategies for delaying or overturning the results of the 2020 election.”