Pro-Trump organizer Ali Alexander confirmed on Friday that he was cooperating with the Justice Department’s investigation into the Jan. 6 uprising. Political reports.
Why is this important: Alexander, who was linked to requests for permission for the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally that preceded the attack on the Capitol, said he was in communication with the White House and members of Congress about events planned to coincide. with the certification of the 2020 elections, according to the select committee of January 6, which subpoenaed him to appear in October.
- Prior to Jan. 6, Alexander “repeatedly referenced at Stop-the-Steal-sponsored events the possible use of violence to further the organization’s goals,” the select committee said in a statement. of October.
What he says : Alexander said in a statement Friday, by Policy, that a federal grand jury recently subpoenaed him for information on several groups of people linked to pro-Trump rallies in DC after the 2020 election, including “Women for America First” and “Save America March.”
- He denied speaking with the White House about security groups or coordinating plans with the Proud Boys. “I don’t think I have any information that will be useful to them but I’m cooperating as best I can,” he said.
- “I did nothing wrong and I have no evidence that anyone else intended to commit any unlawful acts,” he added.
- “I denounce anyone who has planned to subvert my authorized event and the other authorized events of that day on the grounds of the Capitol to organize counterproductive activities.”
The big picture: Alexander’s cooperation could provide insight into White House officials and lawmakers who may have been involved in the attempt to block certification of President Biden’s victory.
- The subpoena issued to him is “an indication that the investigation could reach the Trump administration and its allies in Congress.” notes from the New York Times.
- Alexander voluntarily sat down for a deposition before the House committee in December and handed over documents related to his investigation.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with Alexander’s statement.