‘Stop the Steal’ chief cooperates with DOJ investigation into Capitol riot
He is the first high-profile figure to confirm his cooperation in the government’s expanding criminal investigation.
In a statement released by one of his attorneys, Alexander said “the subpoena says I’m not a target but wants information about the ‘Women for America First’ ‘Save America March’ event that preceded the riot”.
“I don’t think I have any information that will be useful to them but I am cooperating as best I can by repeating that I am not a target as I have done nothing wrong,” he said.
Alexander continued, “I denounce anyone who was considering subverting my authorized event and the other authorized events of that day on the grounds of the Capitol to organize counterproductive activities.”
Alexander is a central figure to investigators seeking to understand how the Jan. 6 rallies were funded, organized and promoted and ultimately erupted into an attack on Capitol Hill intended to stop the certification of electoral votes for Joe Biden’s presidency.
The revelations emerged from his challenge to the committee’s efforts to obtain his phone records directly from his telecommunications provider.
“Alexander received notice from Verizon that the select committee subpoenaed Verizon for nine categories of information associated with Alexander’s personal cell phone number,” the filing reads. “The data sought is not relevant to the investigation and sweeps away the privileged communications between Alexander and the clergy, Alexander and the people he counsels spiritually and Alexander and his respective lawyers.”
“I’m going to go out there and cooperate where I can, where I can’t, I will invoke my constitutional rights. We have tons of evidence for them,” Alexander said before heading to the closed-door deposition.
“We provided the committee with thousands of documents, hundreds of pages,” he said. “And you know, unfortunately, I think this committee has gone too far in our personal lives, way too far in my First Amendment. But I recognize that they have a legislative duty to conduct it, so we’re here to cooperate.”
This story has been updated with additional details.