Judge requires Meadows and top Trump officials to testify in Jan. 6 case: Report

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FILE – In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Rep. Mark Meadows, R- N.C., speaks to reporters as the hearing with top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, and career Foreign Service officer George Kent, at the House Intelligence Committee ends on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a statement Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, the North Carolina congressman and top ally to President Donald Trump says he struggled with the decision and came to it after discussion with his family. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Judge requires Meadows and top Trump officials to testify in Jan. 6 case: Report

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A federal judge rejected former President Donald Trump‘s executive privilege claims and ordered former top aides, including Mark Meadows, to testify before a federal grand jury investigating Trump’s efforts to subvert the 2020 election leading up to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Meadows, a former White House chief of staff, was subpoenaed along with other former ranking aides by special counsel Jack Smith for testimony and records pertaining to his investigation, multiple sources familiar with the matter said.

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Former Trump aides Nick Luna, John McEntee, and former DHS official Ken Cuccinelli were also included in the order, sources told ABC News.

Smith was requested by the Justice Department in November to oversee the federal investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election and Trump’s handling of classified documents after leaving office in January 2021.

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