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Former Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson answers questions from Jan. 6 panel: report

Former Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson interviewed with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol, Politico reported, citing two people with knowledge.

Pierson, who was a spokesperson for the former president’s 2016 campaign and also an organizer of the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the Capitol riot, did not plead the Fifth while speaking to the House panel, one source told Politico. It was not immediately clear what was discussed during her interview.

Pierson was among 11 people who were subpoenaed by the House committee in late September. In a letter to Pierson, committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said he wanted to learn more about a Jan. 4 meeting she had with former President Trump.

“Specifically, it has been reported that you participated in a meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office on January 4, 2021, at which he asked if another rally could be arranged ‘where people like [Ali] Alexander and Roger Stone could speak,’” Thompson wrote to Pierson. “You reportedly ‘assured them there was’ such a rally, and in fact that rally took place on January 5, 2021, at Freedom Plaza, organized by Cindy Chafian through the Eighty Percent Coalition.”

Thompson said he wanted documents and her deposition related to the matter.

One source told Politico that the interview was conducted in the weeks following the committee’s subpoena to the former Trump campaign spokesperson.

The committee declined to comment to The Hill about the matter. The Hill has reached out to Pierson and her attorneys for comment.

Rebecca Beitsch contributed.

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