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Jan. 6 Committee Tags Miller, McEnany in New Round of Subpoenas

November 9, 2021 by Dan McCue
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany pauses during a press briefing at the White House, Friday, May 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON — For the second day in a row, the Select House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has subpoenaed another group of associates of former President Donald Trump.

This time the subpoenas target some of Trump’s highest-ranking staff, including White House adviser Stephen Miller and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

The subpoenas to Miller and McEnany focus on the false statements they made promoting baseless claims of voter fraud.

In McEnany’s case, the committee says there are multiple examples of her making public statements about purported fraud in the November 2020 election.

“For example, in the first White House press conference after the election, Ms. McEnany claimed that there were ‘very real claims’ of fraud that the former president’s reelection campaign was pursuing, and said that mail-in voting was something that ‘we have identified as being particularly prone to fraud,’” the committee said in a press release. 

“At another press conference, Ms. McEnany accused Democrats of ‘welcoming fraud’ and ‘welcoming illegal voting.’ In addition, Ms. McEnany was reportedly present at times with the former president as he watched the Jan. 6 attack,” the committee said.

As for Miller, the committee says that he “by his own account participated in efforts to spread false information about alleged voter fraud in the November 2020 election, as well as efforts to encourage state legislatures to alter the outcome of the November 2020 election by appointing alternate slates of electors.”

Other aides subpoenaed by the committee suggest it is scrutinizing the statements and activities of former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

Meadows was subpoenaed by the committee in September, and since then the committee has said he’s been negotiating with it over the terms of his turning over documents and appearing for a deposition.

But weeks after the committee granted Meadows an indefinite postponement of the initial subpoena deadline, members are reported to be growing increasingly frustrated and wanting to ramp up the pressure on him.

Friday’s subpoenas might do just that. They include White House Deputy Chief of Staff Christopher Liddell and Ben Williamson, a senior advisor to Meadows.

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