Three key behind-the-scenes figures in Jan. 6 probe

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has subpoenaed a number of bold-faced names close to former President Trump as they seek to unravel planning and coordination leading up to the riot.

Some of former President Trump’s closest confidants have been tapped for an appearance by the committee, including his former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and one-time strategist Stephen Bannon, who now risks criminal charges for his failure to cooperate.

But some lesser-known individuals could offer key testimony to the investigation, helping to spell out events at the Justice Department, Department of Defense and among right-wing activists ahead of the violence on Jan. 6.