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Those close to Trump risk being prosecuted for assaulting the Capitol


Members of the US House of Representatives have spoken out in favor of prosecuting two of Donald Trump’s close associates for refusing to testify in a parliamentary inquiry into the attack on the Capitol.

Dan Scavino, who is in charge of Donald Trump’s social networks while he was in the White House, and Peter Navarro, the former president’s economic adviser, are both being referred to federal prosecutors who will have to decide whether to charge them with “attempted” obstruction of a congressional inquiry. “

No one agreed to testify before a House committee tasked with investigating the assault on the Capitol when thousands of Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Congress in an attempt to prevent congressmen from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory. presidential elections.

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Dan Scavino is suspected of having been with Donald Trump on January 5, 2021, the day before the attack, and of taking part in a discussion on how to persuade members of Congress not to go all out with this certification.

As for him, Peter Navarro “did not make a secret of his role in the maneuvers to overturn the results of the 2020 elections and even mentioned the support of the former president for these projects,” said the head of the parliamentary inquiry, Democrat Bennie Thompson.

This Democratic-majority House committee has already recommended criminal prosecution of Donald Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows and a former adviser to Republican billionaire Steve Bannon for refusing to testify.

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She hopes to publish her findings before the November legislative elections, during which Republicans could regain control of the House and bury her work, writes Agerpres.

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