While a lot of Donald Trump’s inner circle continues to avoid the January 6th Committee, one more of his close allies, Stephan Miller, who served as a senior advisor during Trump’s presidency, is now reportedly speaking with the investigative committee.
According to the Associated Press, multiple people with direct knowledge of the meeting spoke on condition of anonymity, saying that Miller would meet with the January 6th Committee on Thursday, though it was not clear whether the meeting would be in-person or virtual. Miller has previously fought to keep records out of the hands of the Committee, even filing a countersuit in response to a subpoena for phone records. (He argued that his phone records couldn’t be sought because he’s still on his parents’ phone plan, and some of the phones on that plan belong to attorneys.)
Miller can be directly connected to some of the election overturn efforts by his own words, such as the interview below, in December of 2020, where he boasted about setting up “alternative slates” of electors, who could cast electoral voted for Donald Trump despite Trump not winning the electoral vote in those states.
“As we speak today, an alternate slate of electors in the contested states is going to vote, and we’re going to send those results up to Congress.”
– Trump White House aide Stephen Miller, announcing a desperate, unconstitutional ploy to subvert democracypic.twitter.com/htN9YS48Ju
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 14, 2020
According to NBC news, these fake electors could be hit with conspiracy charges for their participation in the plot.
Miller agreeing to speak to the January 6th Committee could be an indicator of how close the investigation is getting to Trump himself, especially following interviews with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. The Committee is expected to move to public hearings in the coming weeks.
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