Right-wing activist Roger Stone called on the House select committee to investigate former Donald Trump aide Katrina Pierson instead of him.
"Given what I know," Stone posted on his Telegram account, "I am perplexed as to why the January 6 committee has not issued a subpoena to Katrina Pierson, in other words someone deeply involved in the violent and unlawful acts of January 6, rather than me, given that I was not there and have no advance knowledge or involvement whatsoever in the events at the Capitol that day."
He attached a photo of Pierson's mug shot from when she was arrested for shoplifting in 1997.
Roger Stone throws Katrina Pierson under the bus.pic.twitter.com/viB6PdD1AH— HG Tomato \ud83c\udf45 Wash Your Hands (@HG Tomato \ud83c\udf45 Wash Your Hands) 1637844892
Stone is among the latest group of Trump allies facing subpoenas from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, another being conspiracy theorist webcaster Alex Jones.
Previous reporting has indeed suggested that Pierson acted as a "liaison" between the White House and key organizers of the "Stop the Steal" rally that ultimately fed demonstrators into the violent attack at the Capitol. However, experts have said that Stone is likely to have also been involved in the planning, with an image circulating shortly after the riot of Stone flanked by Oath Keepers on the morning of the attack, and one arrested Capitol rioter even telling authorities he offered Stone a ride to Washington.