U.S. House Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Author of PowerPoint Plan for Coup

The United States House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot issued on Dec. 16 a subpoena to the author of a PowerPoint plan to overturn the 2020 election.

The Committee announced that it has issued a subpoena to retired Army colonel James “Phil” Waldron for his alleged efforts to promote claims of electoral fraud and laid out plans to contest the results in a 38-page PowerPoint presentation titled, “Election Fraud, Foreign Interference & Options for 6 JAN.”

The PowerPoint presentation was in former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ personal email inbox.

The document recommended former President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency, declare all electronic voting invalid, and use the National Guard to size ballots to recount them.

Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson called the document “an alarming blueprint for overturning a nationwide election.”

The Committee also said that Waldron reportedly met with Meadows “maybe eight to 10 times” after the election and participate in meetings at the Willard Hotel “war room” before Jan. 6.

“The Select Committee needs to hear from him about all these activities. We expect him to comply with the law and provide records and testimony,” Thompson said in a statement.

By issuing the subpoena, the Committee is demanding Waldron to produce relevant documents by Jan. 10, 2022 and to appear for a deposition on Jan. 17, 2022.


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