Jan. 6 special council subpoenas Trump ex-chief of staff Mark Meadows
The special counsel investigating the former President and his role in the January 6 riots has subpoenaed Donald Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows, CNN reported.
CNN reported that the special counsel investigating former US President Donald Trump's role in the January 6 Capitol attack subpoenaed his ex-chief of staff, Mark Meadows.
A source familiar with the matter said, as cited by CNN, that Special Counsel Jack Smith's office is looking for papers and testimony relating to the events, and Meadows was served with a subpoena in January.
Meadows' attorney declined to comment, and the US Justice Department did not reply to a media request, as per the report.
Last week, US media reported that Smith had subpoenaed former US Vice President Mike Pence for records and testimony relating to Trump and his associates' roles in challenging the 2020 election results.
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It is worth noting that Smith was hired as a special counsel by US Attorney General Merrick Garland in November to assist in determining whether charges were merited in two incidents involving Trump. The special counsel has been tasked with conducting the investigations into whether any person or group improperly interfered with the transfer of power following the 2020 presidential election, as well as Trump's handling of classified documents.
The former chief of staff has repeatedly supported and claimed that the 2020 elections were fraudulent, a claim that eventually fueled the Capitol attack.
He refused to testify for the riot assaults and was sought after by US lawmakers.
In a federal court filing, the House panel investigating the insurgency at the Capitol previewed some of its conclusions, and investigators indicated for the first time that they had enough evidence to suggest former President Donald Trump committed crimes.
The updated development comes shortly after the Washington Post reported that former US President Donald Trump's 2020 presidential campaign paid third-party researchers to prove that there was election fraud in the election that the Republican lost to Joe Biden, but the research firm's findings were kept out of the public eye.
The recording from November 5, 2020, two days after the election, is flaring up as Trump eyes the presidency once more while continuing to question the legitimacy of the outcome and Biden's 2020 victory.