On Thursday, Stephen Miller, the former Senior Adviser to Donald Trump, virtually testified for about 8-hours in front of the January 6th Select Committee inquiring the deadly attack on the United States Capitol, according to a person knowing the matter. However, the source added it got a little combative, proposing Mr. Miller was off and on a challenging witness. In addition, the source said that some executive-privilege issues came up during the virtual meeting.
According to the official reports, Stephan Miller is under Jan. 6 Panel subpoena and had resisted efforts to appear, including by suing to prevent the inquiry panel from compelling him to produce responsive documents and appear for deposition. In the committee’s summon of Miller, the panel mentioned his part in sharing baseless assertions of ballot fraud linked to the Presidential election in Nov. 2020.
Mr. Miller, an ex-Senior Advisor for policy and White House director of speechwriting to President Trump, is the fresh one in the series of interviews and depositions the panel has scored with those in Trump’s closest allies as legislators move nearer Donald Trump by interviewing people who were with him on January 6, 2021, or were his intimates in the days leading up to the riot.
Miller’s meeting comes weeks after Trump’s Senior Adviser, Jared Kushner, and Ivanka Trump, Kushner’s wife, also reached an agreement to appear before the Congressional Panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection, months after the panel had first reached out.
Miller Assisted Prepare Trump’s Comments for Rally
Furthermore, according to the January 6th Committee, Jared Kushner’s testimony late last month, which continued for over 6-hours, was helpful. Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who was with her father in the White House on the day, was interviewed for around 8-hours on April 5 as investigators attempted to unite Trump’s failed effort to obstruct the certification of the outcomes of the Presidential election.
The 9-member Congressional Committee issued a subpoena to the ex-Trump aide in Nov. 2021, along with the ex-White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Kayleigh McEnany, the former White House Press Secretary. January 6th Committee Chairman Bennie Thomson said at the time that Stephan Miller was aware of and had joined in attempts to spread unfounded claims about unproven ballot fraud and stimulated US legislative bodies to modify the result of the U.S. Presidential election, 2020 by appointing fake electors.
Additionally, the Panel chairman had said that Trump aide Stephen Miller assisted prepare Donald Trump’s comments for a demonstration on the President’s Park South that preceded the deadly riot and was with the former US President when he talked.
Last week, the U.S. House voted to hold Trump aides Dan Scavino and Peter Navarro in contempt charges for their long refusal to obey the committee subpoenas. That action was the 3rd time the Congressional investigators have referred people to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for prosecution for contempt. The initial two criminal referrals, sent late in 2021, were for Steve Bannon and Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff.