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Assault on Capitol Hill: Trump’s ex-chief of staff risks prosecution

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Mark Meadows was supposed to be the first of Donald Trump’s relatives to agree to testify before this so-called January 6 committee, when thousands of supporters of the former president invaded the seat of the United States Congress.

But the former White House chief of staff, the president’s closest adviser, finally informed the committee that they did not intend to cooperate further with the investigation, and this, despite an injunction to appear, deplored Tuesday the two elected officials, Democrat Bennie Thompson and Republican Liz Cheney.

If he does not change his mind by Wednesday, the committee will have other choice than recommending prosecution against Mark Meadows, they warned in a statement.

Another ally of Donald Trump, the sulphurous Steve Bannon, has already been indicted for the same reason and faces a prison sentence. He pleaded not guilty. His trial will begin on July 18.

Mark Meadows’ lawyer justified this about-face by fears that his right to keep certain information secret would not be respected.

Usually very discreet, Mark Meadows came out of the shadows last week by announcing the upcoming release of a book on the last months of the Republican billionaire in the White House.

Committee officials also regretted that this 62-year-old man refused to testify.January, including conversations with President Trump in the book he is currently promoting, “” text “:” despite providing details of the January 6 attack, including conversations with President Trump in the book he is currently promoting “}}”>despite providing details of the Jan.6 attack, including conversations with President Trump in the book he is currently promoting.

The committee, which is investigating the role of the former president and his advisers in this attack, is increasing the number of subpoenas in Donald Trump’s entourage.

But the former tenant of the White House, who calls the committee highly biased, ordered his entourage to close ranks, injunction to which Mark Meadows seems in part to have complied.

Supporters of the former US president are working hard to downplay these events, calling the investigation into the events of January 6 a witch hunt, one of Donald Trump’s favorite expressions.

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