Roger Stone, an ally of former US President Donald Trump, has sought greater scrutiny of former Trump aide Katrina Pierson’s alleged role in the US Capitol riots. Stone seemed to be unaware that Pierson has already been subpoenaed by the House select committee investigating the January 6 violence. “Given what I know, I am perplexed as to why the January 6 committee has not issued a subpoena to Katrina Pierson, Stone wrote in a message to his Telegram channel subscribers. He claimed Pierson was “someone deeply involved in the violent and unlawful acts of January 6,” while he “was not there and have no advance knowledge or involvement whatsoever in the events at the Capitol that day.”
Pierson, however, is among some 40 Trump supporters who had been subpoenaed by the House select committee till November 22.
She served as a national spokesperson for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and was brought in to arrange with the White House who would share the stage with the then-president during the January 6 rally event just ahead of the Capitol attack. Federal Election Commission records show that the Trump campaign paid Pierson $10,000 every two weeks for her work from September 2019 to December 2020, according to Associated Press.
Trump’s former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault-Newman previously suggested that the January 6 committee was “on the right track” by probing Pierson’s involvement.
“Not only was Katrina one of the organizers, but she was behind the money, you know, and every scandal, it’s ‘always follow the money,'” Manigault-Newman told MSNBC in early October.
Manigault-Newman said she believed Pierson would have a lot of information and insight on “what they knew and when, and I truly believe because of Donald Trump’s violent instincts that he knew that things would probably get out of hand.”
“So yes, Katrina should be very concerned, and we’ll see what happens, but the committee is on the right track.”