Planners of Jan. 6 Trump rally subpoenaed by House panel

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas to two Republican strategists and a Trump administration official regarding their involvement in the planning and preparation of one of the rallies that preceded the attack.

Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson is the Democratic chairman of the panel.

He says it has issued subpoenas to Andy Surabian and Arthur Schwartz, strategists who advised Donald Trump Jr., and also has subpoenaed Ross Worthington, a former White House official who the committee says helped draft former President Donald Trump’s speech for the Jan. 6 rally that directly preceded the attack.

An attorney representing Surabian said his client will cooperate with the committee “within reason,” but does not understand why the subpoena was issued in the first place.

Schwartz had no comment when reached by The Associated Press on Tuesday, and Worthington did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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