Mark Meadows, former US President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, and three other men from the former president’s inner circle have been asked to testify in the House investigation into the Capitol storm on January 6.
The four will be allowed to answer questions before the temporary investigative committee about what the former president said and did when his supporters stormed the Capitol.
“It appears that you were with or near President Trump on January 6,” committee chair Penny Thompson wrote in a letter to Meadows.
Others summoned are former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, Deputy Defense Secretary Christopher Miller and social media chief Dan Scavino.
Scavino is believed to have been involved in a discussion with Trump the day before the storm about how to persuade members of Congress not to approve of Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.
The commission wants the four men to submit a series of documents by October 7 and testify the following week.
Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed Congress to prevent members from approving Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. Five people, including a police officer, were killed in the attack, which began after Trump called on his supporters to “fight the hell out of it.”