Select Committee Subpoenas Nicholas J. Fuentes & Patrick Casey
Washington—Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) today announced that the Select Committee has issued subpoenas to Nicholas J. Fuentes and Patrick Casey as a part of its investigation into the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol and its causes. The committee is demanding records and testimony from the two witnesses who promoted unsupported claims about the 2020 election and were present on the Capitol grounds on January 6th.
Chairman Thompson issued the following statement:
“The Select Committee is seeking facts about the planning, coordination, and funding of events that preceded the violent attack on our democracy. We believe the individuals we have subpoenaed today have information relevant to those questions, and we expect them to cooperate with the committee. The committee will continue to push forward to get answers for the American people and help ensure nothing like January 6th ever happens again.”
Nicholas J. Fuentes and Patrick Casey are leaders of the “America First” or “Groyper” movement and were present on the Capitol grounds on January 6th. Both individuals participated in events prior to January 6th promoting unsupported claims about the election, including at the November 14th, 2020 Million MAGA March in Washington, D.C. and the December 12th, 2020 Stop the Steal rallies, also in Washington, D.C., where they called for the destruction of the Republican Party for failing to overturn the election. According to public reports, both Fuentes and Casey received tens of thousands of dollars in Bitcoin from a French computer programmer, funds the FBI has scrutinized to assess whether funds from this donor were linked to the Capitol attack or otherwise used to fund illegal activity.
The letters to the witnesses can be found here:
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