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Politics Former acting Defense secretary meets with Jan. 6 committee

08:26  15 january  2022
08:26  15 january  2022 Source:   nbcnews.com

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News: Former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller is meeting virtually with the January 6 committee today, multiple sources tell me, @KatieBoLillis & @ryanobles.

That should be interesting. I wonder if he will actually tell them what was happening between Nov 9 and Jan 6 . He is a big part of January 6 and how horrible it ended up being.

Christopher Miller, who was acting secretary of defense during the Jan. 6 riot, met Friday with members of the House committee investigating the origins of the attack on the Capitol, a source familiar with the panel's activities told NBC News.

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The meeting came as the committee ramps up its probe, issuing more subpoenas and requesting several GOP lawmakers voluntarily testify.

It was not immediately clear what Miller discussed with the panel. The former Pentagon chief has provided conflicting testimony to Congress in the past, at one time saying that former President Donald Trump had "encouraged the protesters" with his remarks on Jan. 6 and then later saying he believed an "organized conspiracy" played a role in the Capitol attack.

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here's former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller blaming "irresponsible commentary by the media" for security failures during the January 6 insurrection pic.twitter.com/lNFdGkURKI. Also speaking on Wednesday will be former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen. Rosen would be the same man who Trump plotted to replace with a sycophant who promised to block the vote on Jan. 6. Rosen supposedly refused to leave quietly and was ultimately saved by the release of statements from Georgia showing Trump's efforts to manipulate state officials.

Former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller is speaking to the House January 6 th Select Committee via video conference on Friday, CNN's Zachary Cohen reports . Republican lawyers cite Florida Trump fan’s registration fraud in court to support their defense of DeSantis’s voter suppression laws.

In December, the panel met with Kash Patel, who was Miller's chief of staff at the Pentagon and a former top aide to Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.

The committee in recent weeks has sought to speak with numerous Trump allies, former administration officials and Republican lawmakers. Some have complied with subpoenas, while others have said they will not cooperate with the committee.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Wednesday that he won’t comply with the panel’s request for an interview because it is “not conducting a legitimate investigation.”

The Department of Justice has brought charges against more than 700 alleged participants in the Jan. 6 riot. More than 100 Capitol Police officers reported being injured in the melee.

On Thursday Elmer Stewart Rhodes, founder of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers, was indicted alongside 10 others, for "seditious conspiracy and other charges for crimes" related to the breach of the Capitol, the Justice Department said.

Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documents .
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The justices on Wednesday rejected a bid by Trump to withhold the documents from the committee until the issue is finally resolved by the courts. Trump's lawyers had hoped to prolong the court fight and keep the documents on hold. FollowingThe justices on Wednesday rejected a bid by Trump to withhold the documents from the committee until the issue is finally resolved by the courts. Trump's lawyers had hoped to prolong the court fight and keep the documents on hold.

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This is interesting!