The commission investigating the assault on the US Capitol summoned former aide to Donald Trump to testify

The commission investigating the assault on the US Capitol cited Donald Trump’s former assistant to testify (SCOTT OLSON /)

The commission of the United States House of Representatives that investigates what happened during the assault on the Capitol on January 6 requested this Friday the appearance of six other people, including Max Miller, who was an assistant to former President Donald Trump and current candidate for Congress.

Miller and the rest of those who have been summoned to appear before this commission will be questioned about their alleged responsibility in planning the rallies which were held on January 5 and 6, before the mob related to former President Trump unleashed their anger on those who at that time participated in the counting of electoral votes.

The chairman of this commission, Democrat Bennie Thompson, has stated that “Some” of these witnesses “apparently worked in the organization” of the rallies on January 5 and 6. “Some seemed to have had direct communication with former President Trump before the attack on the Capitol,” he said.

Hours before it was confirmed that Miller would be called to testify, he himself has assured that he would accept any request to appear, although he has also advanced that in case of finally being elected to occupy a seat in the House of Representatives, he would help to dissolve this commission.

The investigation into the assault on Congress continues
The investigation continues into the assault on Congress (JIM LO SCALZO /)

“I will make sure that One of my first votes is to dissolve this partisan committee that has armed its powers against innocent Americans. I will accept that it be cited, but I will defend my rights in the same way that I will defend the rights of my constituents when I am elected ”, Miller has emphasized on his Twitter profile.

In addition to Miller, Robert Peede Jr. has both been called for questioning, both, the commission maintains, met with Trump at the White House two days before the assault on Capitol Hill, reported the chain CNN.

The rest are Brian Jack, Trump’s director of political affairs. asked various members of Congress to participate in rallies and preview events; and protesters Bryan Lewis, Ed Martin and Kimberly Fletcher, some of whom were part of conspiratorial movements like ‘Stop the Steal’.

All of them must submit before December 23 the information requested by the commission prior to their appearance at the beginning of January of next year. The citations of these six people are added to those of another dozen for planning and financing the demonstrations prior to the violence that broke out.

(With information from Europa Press)


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