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Four former Donald Trump aides, including his chief of staff and senior political adviser, have been subpoenaed by the committee investigating the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.

The House of Representatives special committee set up to examine the events of the day when hundreds of supporters of the former president stormed the Legislative Assembly building, subpoenaed the former chief of staff of the White House Mark Meadows, former White House deputy chief of staff for communications Dan Scavino, former Defense Department official Kashyap Patel and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon.

Committee Chairman Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi sent letters to the four saying he was investigating “the facts, circumstances and causes” of the attack and asked them to produce documents and to appear for depositions at one point in the middle of the next. month.

The committee was created by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to investigate the incident which led to at least 600 days and was considered the worst day of violence since the British invasion during the War of 1812.

The attack on Capitol Hill followed an inflammatory speech by Mr. Trump, as part of his “stop the theft” campaign, in which he repeated his false claim that the election was rigged.

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