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StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 06:56 PM Sep 2021

Breaking: House Select Committee subpoenas 11 "Stop the Steal" organizers

The select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection has issued its second round of subpoenas, this time targeting individuals involved in the planning and organization of the "Stop the Steal" rally that served as a prelude to the riot at the US Capitol and other rallies organized in the lead up to the day of the attack.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/29/politics/january-6-subpoenas-stop-the-steal-rally/index.html
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Breaking: House Select Committee subpoenas 11 "Stop the Steal" organizers (Original Post) StarfishSaver Sep 2021 OP
Yes!!! nt Biophilic Sep 2021 #1
Ah. The organizers. Nittersing Sep 2021 #2
'The Process' keeps grinding away. Getting ever closer to the top. empedocles Sep 2021 #8
Treason is prison, nt OAITW r.2.0 Sep 2021 #3
Oh yeah! mcar Sep 2021 #4
That list better include Ali Alexander and Alex Jones- link doesn't say. Nt Fiendish Thingy Sep 2021 #5
Why must THIS list include them - and what if it doesn't? StarfishSaver Sep 2021 #6
They were two of the most prominent organizers of the Insurrection Fiendish Thingy Sep 2021 #7
Perhaps A Better Way To Phrase It... ProfessorGAC Sep 2021 #9
I keep hearing about subpoenas being issued. Can we assume that depositions are happening Gaugamela Sep 2021 #10
The people being subpoenaed are not likely to be giving depositions StarfishSaver Sep 2021 #12
So they're being subpoenaed for records and documents? Nt Gaugamela Sep 2021 #24
No - StarfishSaver Sep 2021 #26
So basically this is ground level investigations, off the record so to speak, to see what everyone's Gaugamela Sep 2021 #28
Yes and no StarfishSaver Sep 2021 #29
Here we go, buckle up. sheshe2 Sep 2021 #11
K & R!!! Just_Vote_Dem Sep 2021 #13
The Kremers... czarjak Sep 2021 #14
Excellent news. Thanks for posting it. wnylib Sep 2021 #15
I want to see Ginny Thomas brought in. fierywoman Sep 2021 #16
+1 hibbing Sep 2021 #19
Stop the Steal sounds like a gameshow format. These people are mentally depraved bucolic_frolic Sep 2021 #17
Unfortunately in this country that's how most of the prizes are won. erronis Sep 2021 #21
Especially considering THEY were the ones trying to steal the election FakeNoose Sep 2021 #27
What shitty reporting. Grins Sep 2021 #18
Politicus Mollyann Sep 2021 #22
Keep them coming! n/t TeamProg Sep 2021 #20
Here are the eleven- Quakerfriend Sep 2021 #23
Cool. Thanks for the link. ancianita Sep 2021 #25

Fiendish Thingy

(16,644 posts)
7. They were two of the most prominent organizers of the Insurrection
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 07:15 PM
Sep 2021

Jones obtained a permit through a fake front organization for a rally at the East side of the Capitol, which never occurred, instead the crowd that gathered for the rally breached the barriers and entered the Capitol.

The woman named in the CNN article was associated with them.

Yes, I get that this may be the first wave of several waves of subpoenas targeting the organizers of the insurrection- just wanted to speak out on two of the most notorious names among that group.

ProfessorGAC

(66,896 posts)
9. Perhaps A Better Way To Phrase It...
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 07:34 PM
Sep 2021

...is that Alexander & Jones sure out to be on that list.
Not have to, or better be, but it sure seems appropriate.
And, if Alexander is on that list, he might be hard to serve. He seems pretty slippery & shadowy.

Gaugamela

(2,522 posts)
10. I keep hearing about subpoenas being issued. Can we assume that depositions are happening
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 07:38 PM
Sep 2021

in the background, or are we waiting for public hearings at some point in the future? Just wondering what the process is.

 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
12. The people being subpoenaed are not likely to be giving depositions
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 08:03 PM
Sep 2021

However, it's possible that other cooperating witnesses are.

 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
26. No -
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 10:25 PM
Sep 2021

They're being subpoenaed to testify. But not via deposition. A deposition is giving testimony under oath but is different than giving testimony at a hearing. Among other things, depositions are not conducted in public (although the transcript can be made public).

People who are giving testimony via deposition are probably testifying voluntarily and are giving background information to the committee.

Gaugamela

(2,522 posts)
28. So basically this is ground level investigations, off the record so to speak, to see what everyone's
Thu Sep 30, 2021, 12:20 AM
Sep 2021

story is. Try to get some facts, but possibly see where their testimony changes when under oath. Am I getting warmer?

BTW, thanks for your replies. I get the sense you’re a lawyer and likely know what you’re talking about.

 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
29. Yes and no
Thu Sep 30, 2021, 12:52 AM
Sep 2021

Some of the interviews/depositions are of friendly witnesses to give the committee important information - although one of the reasons they do it under oath is to pin them down (or just capture the facts whole still fresh in their minds).

But they don't take depositions of all witnesses. They hear from many of them - particularly those under subpoena - for the first time when they testify in the hearings.

bucolic_frolic

(44,733 posts)
17. Stop the Steal sounds like a gameshow format. These people are mentally depraved
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 08:57 PM
Sep 2021

They're all money and no brains.

erronis

(15,984 posts)
21. Unfortunately in this country that's how most of the prizes are won.
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 09:23 PM
Sep 2021

And I don't mean just the game show participants.

Also the stock market speculators, the con artists, the snake oil and MLM marketeers, the politicians, the advertisers, the MSM.
(This list could keep on going so I'll stop.)
Wait - I forgot all the preachers, etc.

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