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Former President Donald Trump appears to accept the rioters’ “hang mic pence” chants after White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told his aides during the 2021 Capitol riots, staff asked lawmakers to investigate the attack . new York Times-during a day that marked the end of a tumultuous relationship between Trump and Pence.

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At least two witnesses informed the House on January 6 committee that Meadows told staff that Trump was upset about Pence being fired from the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and that Trump also reportedly used “Hang Mike Pence” chants. sympathized with those who were broken in the middle. The rioters said in conversation with Meadows Times Reported on Wednesday.

One of the employees who told the committee about Meadows’ comments was his former colleague Cassidy Hutchinson. TimesCiting sources with knowledge of the committee’s investigation.

It is not clear what tone Trump used when making the alleged remarks.

Jan. 6 Committee spokesperson and Trump spokeswoman did not respond to requests for comment. Forbes, Pence could not be reached for comment.

A lawyer for Meadows did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Forbesbut told Times He has “every reason to believe” his client did not comment on Trump.