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Trump White House aide Mick Mulvaney to satisfy with Jan. 6 committee

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Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney talks with U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) prior to a U.S.-China trade signing ceremony within the East Room of the White House in Washington, January 15, 2020.

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Former Trump White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is being interviewed Thursday by the select House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, he said.

Mulvaney’s interview with the panel in person, he told CNBC in an email.

CBS News, where Mulvaney works as a contributor, first reported that his interview would happen

Mulvaney, 55, told the news outlet last week that he believes former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson and other ex-officials who’ve testified about former President Donald Trump and his actions on Jan. 6, 2021, when a mob of his supporters invaded the halls of Congress.

Mulvaney also said Trump shouldn’t seek a 3rd term.

“I don’t desire him to run. I do not. Because we do not need him anymore,” the previous Republican South Carolina congressman said.

Mulvaney served multiple roles within the Trump administration, first as director of the Office of Management and Budget. During much of his stint in that role, he also was acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Mulvaney later served as acting chief of staff for Trump from January 2019 through March 2020, when the president ousted him, and replaced him with a then-congressman, Mark Meadows. Trump then appointed him the special envoy for Northern Ireland.

Mulvaney resigned that role a day after the riot, telling CNBC that he had called then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that “I am unable to stay” within the wake of the revolt.

“Those that decide to stay, and I actually have talked with a few of them, are selecting to remain because they’re fearful the president might put someone worse in,” Mulvaney told CNBC on the time.

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