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Jan. 6 commission postpones Jason Miller deposition after he engages with committee

Former Trump aide Jason Miller has had his deposition with the Jan. 6 commission postponed following his engagement with the select committee, a source familiar with the investigation told The Hill.

A new date for the scheduled deposition has not been set. Miller was supposed to appear before the House select committee on Friday. 

Miller was among a batch of six people who received subpoenas last month to appear before the committee. Others who received subpoenas at that time included former Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien, Trump campaign assistant Angela McCallum, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and conservative lawyer John Eastman.

The Jan. 6 committee is investigating the events surrounding the violent riot that erupted at the Capitol as Congress was attempting to certify President Biden’s 2020 election. 

“In the days before the January 6th attack, the former President’s closest allies and advisors drove a campaign of misinformation about the election and planned ways to stop the count of Electoral College votes,” Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the select committee, said upon the announcement last month of that specific set of subpoenas. 

“The Select Committee needs to know every detail about their efforts to overturn the election, including who they were talking to in the White House and in Congress, what connections they had with rallies that escalated into a riot, and who paid for it all,” he added. 

The development comes only a day after Ali Alexander, an organizer for the “Stop the Steal” rally, appeared for his deposition in front of the Jan. 6 committee on Thursday and affirmed before meeting with them that he would cooperate.

A video from a Daily Beast reporter shows Alexander being served with a civil lawsuit Thursday evening and after his eight-hour deposition had finished. 

Separately, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows snubbed the committee this week after he failed to appear for a deposition for the second time. Meadows sued both the committee and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after it became clear he would likely face contempt charges.

The Hill has reached out to the Jan. 6 committee and Miller for comment.

Mike Lillis contributed.

Tags Ali Alexander Bennie Thompson Bill Stepien Deposition Donald Trump Jan. 6 commission Jason Miller Joe Biden Mark Meadows Nancy Pelosi Select Committee

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