Roger Stone looks like he's 'at the red-hot center' of planning Capitol demonstrations: CNN legal analyst
Roger Stone speaks to ABC News (screen grab)

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol building subpoenaed Trump ally Roger Stone on Monday, and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said that it appeared the committee was zeroing in on "Stop the Steal" organizers.

Appearing on CNN, McCabe broke down why he thought it was so significant that both Stone and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones were summoned by the committee.

"I think they could be right at the red-hot center of it," McCabe said. "The committee has kind of telegraphed what they are thinking with each round of subpoenas that we see coming out. And for my money, what seems clear is they are focused intently not on, specifically, the mayhem of the insurrection on January 6th, but on the days leading up to January 6th. They are trying to get to who was at the center of planning this activity."

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McCabe went on to say that the committee appeared to be looking at who spent money to bring Trump supporters to Washington D.C. and whether they coordinated with the Trump White House.

Most importantly, said McCabe, they need to answer "the ultimate question," which is, "Was the violence part of the plan?"

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Roger Stone looks like he's 'at the red-hot center' of planning Capitol demonstrations:legal analyst