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Investigation into the Capitol Assault | Former Trump chief of staff to testify



(Washington) Donald Trump’s chief of staff during the assault on Capitol Hill will cooperate in the investigation into this attack, the so-called “January 6” parliamentary committee announced on Tuesday, the first of the former US president’s relatives in agree to testify.

Mark Meadows has already provided a series of documents to the commission charged with shedding light on the actions of the former president and his advisers in the course of the assault on Congress, announced the elected Democrat who in chair, Bennie Thompson.

Donald Trump’s last chief of staff initially refused to testify to this commission and risked indictment for this. Steve Bannon, a former ally of the Republican billionaire, has already been indicted for the same reason and faces prison.

Mark Meadows now talks with the commission “through his lawyer,” Bennie Thompson said.

“He provided documents to the commission and will appear soon for a first deposition,” he said in a statement.

On January 6, thousands of supporters of Donald Trump rushed to Congress where they had entered by force to prevent the American elected officials from certifying the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential election.

The parliamentary committee investigating this assault has already questioned more than a hundred people and is increasing the number of subpoenas in the entourage of Donald Trump.

The former president is frequently indignant at the work of the commission, repeating his unfounded accusations of presidential fraud in November 2020.

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