Jan. 6 panel interviewed Ellipse rally organizer Katrina Pierson

Katrina Pierson, a former Trump campaign spokesperson who helped plan the Jan. 6 rally at the Ellipse, has answered questions from the Capitol riot panel, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

Pierson has detailed knowledge of the rally that preceded the attack. The committee subpoenaed her in late September 2021 for documents and testimony — one in a group of 11 people who helped set up the Ellipse rally. Her interview with the committee came in the weeks after the subpoena was issued, one of the sources said.

Pierson in her committee interview did not invoke her right to not self-incriminate, known as pleading the Fifth, according to one of the sources.

The panel revealed last month in a letter to Ivanka Trump that it has obtained some of Pierson’s text messages, noting she called some of the former president’s supporters “crazies.” Pierson later tweeted that the “crazies” were the “ultimate grifters” in Trump’s orbit.

She and another Ellipse rally organizer, Amy Kremer, publicly distanced themselves from others who have spoken to the committee, such as rally booster Dustin Stockton.

Pierson and a committee spokesperson both declined to comment.

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