Capitol riot committee subpoenas Alex Jones and Roger Stone
Roger Stone (Screen cap).

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riots has issued subpoenas to Trump allies Alex Jones and Roger Stone, reports Politico's Kyle Cheney.

Both Jones and Stone encouraged their supporters to attend the January 6th "Stop the Steal" rally that preceded the riots.

Stone was convicted in 2019 of several charges related to his efforts to obstruct special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He was subsequently pardoned by former President Donald Trump.

Jones last week lost a massive defamation case filed by families of children who were murdered in the 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Jones had falsely accused the parents of being "crisis actors" who lied about their children being murdered as a pretext for taking away Americans' guns.

In addition to Stone and Jones, the committee also subpoenaed Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich, as well as pro-Trump activists Dustin Stockton and Jennifer Lawrence.