(Washington) The elected members of the American House of Representatives spoke out on Wednesday in favor of criminal proceedings against two relatives of Donald Trump for having refused to testify in a parliamentary inquiry into the assault on the Capitol.
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Dan Scavino, in charge of Donald Trump’s social networks when he was in the White House, and Peter Navarro, the former president’s economic adviser, are both referred to federal prosecutors who will have to decide whether or not to indict them for “attempt to obstruct a congressional investigation”.
Neither of them agreed to testify before a parliamentary committee charged with shedding light on the storming of the Capitol, when thousands of supporters of Donald Trump invaded the seat of the United States Congress in an attempt to prevent elected officials from certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.
Mr. Scavino is believed to have been with Donald Trump on January 5, 2021, the day before this attack, and to have attended a discussion on how to convince members of Congress not to go through with this certification.
Peter Navarro, on the other hand, “made no secret of his role in maneuvering to overturn the results of the 2020 election and even mentioned the former president’s support for these plans,” said Democrat Bennie Thompson, head of the parliamentary inquiry.
This parliamentary committee, with a Democratic majority, has already recommended prosecutions against Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, and a former adviser to the Republican billionaire, Steve Bannon, for their refusal to testify.
She hopes to publish her findings before the November legislative election in which Republicans could regain control of the House and bury her work.