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Photo: Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The select panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has issued 11 new subpoenas to people involved in planning the rally ahead of the riots.

Why it matters: The new subpoenas provide more insight into the scope of the select committee's investigation as it ramps up. The previous subpoenas were issued to four members of former President Trump's inner circle.

The details: Those who were issued subpoenas include: Caroline Wren, Cynthia “Cindy” Lee Chafian, Hannah Salem Stone, Justin Caporale, Katrina Pierson, Kylie Jane Kremer, Lyndon Brentnall, Maggie Mulvaney, Megan Powers and Tim Unes.

  • According to the committee's release, Women for America First (WFAF) organized the Jan. 6 rally on the Ellipse, rallies at Freedom Plaza on Nov. 14 and Dec. 12 and two “March for Trump” nationwide bus tours that generated interest and attendance at the Washington rallies.
  • "The subpoenas are helping to fill in the details of a picture that's becoming clearer and clearer from a lot of information that's online," Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) told Axios on Wednesday.

What's next: Those who have already received subpoenas have not yet responded, Thompson told reporters.

  • They were sent to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former communications official Dan Scavino, former Defense Department official Kash Patel and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon.
  • They have until Oct. 7 to turn over the requested documents. Patel and Bannon are instructed to appear before the committee on Oct. 14, and Meadows and Scavino have been told to appear on Oct. 15.
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has warned that those who refuse to comply with subpoenas would be guilty of criminal contempt.
  • Former President Trump has suggested the group is covered by executive privilege.

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Kinzinger defends Biden's comments on prosecuting those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas

Rep. Adam Kinzinger. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Sunday defended President Biden's support for prosecuting those who defy subpoenas from the Jan. 6 select committee, telling CNN's "State of the Union" that Biden has "every right" to make his position clear.

Driving the news: Biden said Friday that he hoped the Justice Department would prosecute those who defy subpoenas and hold them accountable.

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The House and Senate face an onslaught of deadlines key to fulfilling members' campaign promises and keeping the government afloat as they return from recess this week.

Why it matters: The next few weeks will be pivotal to enacting President Biden's agenda — and determining how the Democratic Party fares in the midterm elections.

Obama says Powell exemplified what America "can and should be"

Then-President Obama speaks alongside former Secretary of State Colin Powell during a meeting in the Oval Office in 2010. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Former President Obama called Colin Powell an "exemplary soldier and an exemplary patriot" in a statement honoring the former general following his death from COVID-19 complications on Monday.

Why it matters: Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, was known as a Republican but played a critical role in helping Obama get elected in 2008.