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Jan. 6 investigators subpoena far-right figures who promoted election fraud claims

(*6*)The panel investigating the Jan. 6 rebel on Wednesday subpoenaed two fringe far-right figures, recognized for spreading misinformation concerning the outcomes of the 2020 election and urging Republicans to overturn it.

(*6*)Nick Fuentes, a head of the extremist America First motion, has gained prominence by agitating false claims about election fraud and was on Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021, though there’s no proof he entered the constructing. Fuentes, a white nationalist who celebrated the assault in its aftermath, notably hosted Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) as a keynote speaker at a convention final yr, simply weeks after the assault.

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(*6*)Patrick Casey was additionally a frontrunner of the America First motion and equally advocated false claims of election fraud. He promoted Jan. 5 and 6 occasions on his Telegram account, used for encrypted messaging, in accordance with the committee. Investigators additionally cited an e mail from his lawyer inserting him exterior the Capitol on Jan. 6.

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