Former Trump Chief of Staff Reportedly Appeared Before Grand Jury

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( – The White House’s previous chief of staff, Mark Meadows, was called to testify before a grand jury in connection to special counsel Jack Smith’s probe into former President Donald Trump.

In a report on Tuesday, June 6, the New York Times wrote that according to two sources, Meadows, who had served in the Trump administration, had testified before the grand jury. ABC News reported that Meadows addressed questions about two cases against Trump, although it was unknown when exactly he testified.

Smith has been tasked with overseeing both of the Department of Justice’s cases on Donald Trump. One of the two cases relates to Trump’s attempts to interfere with the election results and what his role was in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection. The second case relates to the classified and sensitive documents retrieved from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate following an FBI raid of the property.

Meadows’s attorney, George Terwilliger, told the Times that while he could not comment on whether Meadows had appeared before the grand jury in connection to either case, his client was committed to being truthful whenever it was legally required.

Meadows was one of the many former Trump aides to have been called in to testify before a grand jury in the Department of Justice investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection. This is because he had served as chief of staff during Trump’s final year in office, and was serving during Trump’s attempts to overturn the presidential election results. However, because of his position, it has also been noted that he is connected to the classified documents case because he was one of Trump’s representatives to the National Archives.

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