Committee probing Capitol riot threatens to hold former top Trump aide in contempt

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By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. congressional committee probing the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol threatened former President Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff on Thursday with a criminal contempt referral if he does not appear before the panel and hand over required documents by Friday morning. If former chief of staff Mark Meadows does not produce the documents and appear for testimony at 10 a.m. EST (1500 GMT), the House of Representatives Select Committee will view his actions as willful non-compliance, the panel’s Democratic chairman, Representative Ben…

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