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Trump ex-chief of staff Meadows ends cooperation with Capitol riot panel

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By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Mark Meadows, who served as former President Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff, has decided not to cooperate with the congressional committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, and the panel said on Tuesday it is prepared to pursue contempt charges against him. Representative Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House of Representatives Select Committee, said in a statement that the panel would take action if Meadows fails to show up for a deposition scheduled for Wednesday. “If indeed Mr. Meadows refuses to appear, the Select Comm…

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