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Jan. 6 Committee To Interview Trump National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien

Added 08-12-22 08:54:02am EST - “The committee also reportedly interviewed former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Jan. 6 Committee To Interview Trump's National Security Adviser”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection will reportedly hear on Friday from Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien as lawmakers continue to piece together the ex-president’s actions around the Capitol riot and discussions within his Cabinet to remove him from office.

While O’Brien was not a member of the Cabinet, he was said to be involved in the discussions about invoking the 25th Amendment, which would have put then-Vice President Mike Pence in power. O’Brien has denied any involvement.

O’Brien, who was not in Washington on Jan. 6, remained in his post after the insurrection, while his deputy Matthew Pottinger resigned in the immediate aftermath. Pottinger testified before the committee during a hearing about what the former president was doing while his supporters stormed the Capitol.

In recent weeks, the panel reportedly interviewed former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who is married to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). It also heard from former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Chao resigned from her post on Jan. 7, 2021, while Pompeo stuck with Trump and criticized those who resigned or sought to otherwise distance themselves from the then-president post-Jan. 6.

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