A former aide to Mark Meadows testified to the January 6 Committee that TFG suggested to Meadows that he approved of the calls to hang Mike Pence from rioters at the Capitol.
Cassidy Hutchinson, the former aide, also told the committee that TFG complained about Pence being ushered to safety during the riot.
People familiar with the committee’s work said they view Hutchinson, a longtime Meadows aide, as a key witness.
Hutchinson was in a number of meetings in the White House and had extensive access to Meadows, one person said. Her lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.
The committee is particularly interested in Meadows’s role in Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, this person said, and has put together a detailed account of his behavior during that period. Some witnesses have said Meadows used his fireplace to burn documents, the person close to the committee said.