Assault on the Capitol: Donald Trump’s relatives summoned before the congressional commission of inquiry

What were Donald Trump’s actions and actions on the day of the Capitol storm? Four members of the former president’s close guard received a summons to appear before a parliamentary commission of inquiry on Thursday to shed light on this issue.

The noose is tightening around the Republican billionaire, accused of being directly responsible for the deadly attack on the seat of the United States Congress in Washington on January 6. This commission, which Donald Trump has in the past called“Highly biased”, is particularly interested in Mark Meadows, chief of staff of the 45e President of the United States at the time.

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“It would appear that you were with or near President Trump on January 6, that you had communications with the president and others on January 6 regarding the events on Capitol Hill.”, details the elected Democrat Bennie Thompson (Mississippi), who directs the work of the commission, in a letter addressed to Mr. Meadows.

Hearing in October

One of the president’s close advisers, Dan Scavino, is suspected of having been with Donald Trump on January 5 during a discussion on how to convince members of Congress not to certify the election of Joe Biden. It was this certification session that supporters of Donald Trump had tried to disrupt, after having gathered by the thousands around the White House to listen to the one who was still president.

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Several hundred of them, crying fraud during the presidential election of November 2020, won by Joe Biden, had forced the entry of the Capitol. Five people had died on that cold January day.

Steve Bannon, former adviser to Donald Trump, who allegedly said the day before the assault that everything was fine “To go into a spin” the next day, is also summoned to appear before Congress, as is Kashyap Patel, another stalwart of the former president. The commission demands that the four men provide a set of documents by October 7, and testify before Congress the following week.

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