Trump White House chief risks criminal charge in Capitol riot probe

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Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump’s former chief of staff said Tuesday he was no longer willing to cooperate with the probe into January’s assault on the US Capitol, prompting investigators to threaten him with criminal prosecution. Mark Meadows, who failed to appear before the congressional panel last month, is seen as a key witness to Trump’s role in efforts to overturn the election by undemocratic means. Having initially snubbed a subpoena to testify before the House of Representatives committee, Meadows later reached an agreement on sharing information with lawmakers — before reversing cour…

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