In letters to Jones and Stone, Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) required them to bestow relevant reports by Dec. 6. Stone was also told he would be asked to give a statement on Dec. 17, while Jones would be required to do the same the following day.
"The Select Committee is seeking information about the rallies and subsequent march to the Capitol that escalated into a violent mob attacking the Capitol and threatening our democracy," Thompson said in a statement. "We need to know who organized, planned, paid for, and received funds related to those events, as well as what communications organizers had with officials in the White House and Congress."
In his letter to Jones, Thompson claimed that the "Alex Jones Show" host had "help[ed] organize" and raise money for the "Stop the Steal" demonstration at the Ellipse that accelerated the riot. Thompson added that Jones was denied a section to speak at the rally. However, he had been allowed to talk at a separate event on Jan. 5 "at the request of President Trump."
The committee chairman also stated that Jones visited the Ellipse rally and marched to the Capitol after the event. According to Thompson, Jones was recorded telling breachers not to be violent and gather on the east side of the Capitol for a speech by Trump, which never happened.
Thompson also said that Jones ``and others on Infowars repeatedly prompted President Trump's allegations of election fraud" ahead of Jan. 6 and "urged people to come to Washington" for the Ellipse rally. Thompson also stated in his letter that Jones had "made statements implying that you had knowledge about the plans of President Trump with respect to the rally."
In the case of Stone — who was pardoned weeks before the riot by Trump after allegedly making false statements, obstruction, and witness tampering in connection with Robert Mueller's Russia probe — Thompson mentioned reports that he had addressed at least two pro-Trump rallies on Jan. 5 and was originally expected to speak at the "Stop the Steal" rally.
Thompson also claimed in his letter that Stone had "used members of the [far-right] Oath Keepers as personal security guards, several of whom were reportedly involved in the attack on the Capitol and at least one of whom has been indicted."
In a statement, Stone said he has yet to see the features of the subpoena but called any claim of his involvement on that day as "categorically false."
"After the subpoena is served and after my counsel reviews the requests, I will make the determination of how I will proceed," he said.