Investigators are examining the rally that took place before the Capitol attack.
Multiple sources told ABC News that the judiciary is expanding its criminal investigation into the Jan. 6 incidents to include preparations for a hurricane rally in the U.S. Capitol, as well as funding for the event.
Over the past two months, a grand jury subpoena has been sent to the White House to assist in organizing and planning former President Donald Trump’s “Save America” rally in Ellipse, sources said.
News of the expansion of the investigation was first published by the Washington Post.
The subponas are wide open to people with knowledge of the event, sources said. Prosecutors are looking for multiple records and documents related to the rally, including text messages and emails, as well as possible contact with other people involved in the delivery of the event.
Judicial officials declined to comment to ABC News.
Subponas do not indicate injustice, and a source said that some subponas were sent with a clear indication that the request was for witness testimony and cooperation.
“In a situation like January 7, a full account is not suddenly implemented. To ensure that all those responsible for the crime are held accountable, we must gather evidence,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a January 5 speech. Years after the Capitol attack.
“We follow physical evidence. We follow digital evidence. We follow meaning. But most importantly, we follow truth – no agenda or conjecture. Events tell us where to go next,” Garland said.