Jan 6 panel subpoenas Trump ally Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani
The committee wants to question Rudy Giuliani about his promotion of election fraud claims. -AP

The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has issued a new batch of subpoenas to some of Donald Trump's closet advisers, including Rudy Giuliani, as the committee inches closer to the former president.

The committee is continuing to widen its scope into Trump's orbit, this time demanding information and testimony from Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell and Boris Epshteyn.

All four publicly defended the president and his baseless voter fraud claims in the months after the 2020 election.

"The four individuals we've subpoenaed today advanced unsupported theories about election fraud, pushed efforts to overturn the election results, or were in direct contact with the former president about attempts to stop the counting of electoral votes," Bennie Thompson, Democratic chairman of the panel, said in a statement on Tuesday.

The committee said it was seeking records and deposition testimony from Giuliani in connection to his promotion of election fraud claims on behalf of Trump.

The panel is also seeking information about Giuliani's reported efforts to persuade state legislators to take steps to overturn the election results.