Of the 16 people subpoenaed this week in the House's Capitol riot probe, former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany stands out as potentially key, according to MSNBC analyst Betsy Woodruff Swan.
"We know the select committee has also subpoenaed many notebooks that she had that were part of the messaging that was being pushed out," Woodruff Swan said Saturday. "Of course, we know what the administration's public messaging was in the weeks leading up to Jan. 6. Their messaging fanned the flames of the deranged conspiracy theories that resulted in the attack on the Capitol."
However, Woodruff Swan said McEnany's notes could "shed light more broadly" on the Trump administration's strategy, goals, and expectations regarding Jan. 6.
"That's the question that always comes back to me as I look at everything that (Trump adviser Steve) Bannon and (former president Donald) Trump and their sordid allies had in mind in those weeks before Jan. 6," Woodruff Swan said. "What did they think was going to happen? What did they expect? What were they hoping the outcome would be when they had that massive gathering on the mall and then gave speeches that were so incredibly incendiary?"
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