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Chris Miller speaks with a National Guard member at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 17. Photo: Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former President Trump's acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller has been called to testify this Wednesday on "unanswered questions" about the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, Democrats on the House Oversight Committee said Monday.

Why it matters: Miller, who Trump appointed to lead the Pentagon after firing Mark Esper following the 2020 election, has said he believes Trump incited the mob on Jan. 6 with his speech before the deadly riot.

Details: Miller is scheduled to testify alongside Trump's former Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.

  • The hearing will also address the creation of a "9/11-style" commission to investigate events surrounding the attack. The idea has received bipartisan support from lawmakers.

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Facebook oversight board co-chair: Trump egged on Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Former President Trump's comments during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack egged on the rioters, said Michael McConnell, co-chair of Facebook's independent Oversight Board, to Fox News Sunday.

Why it matters: McConnell said Trump's comments posted to social media — in which the former president asked the mob to go home, while falsely claiming the 2020 election had been stolen from him — were a key reason for the board upholding Facebook's continued suspension of Trump's account.

Maryland governor: GOP trying to appease Trump in "circular firing squad"

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) criticized his party leadership's loyalty to former President Trump on "Meet the Press" Sunday, saying the GOP has becoming a "circular firing squad."

Why it matters: Hogan, a Trump critic, and said many Republicans are wary of criticizing the former president for fear of "retaliation" from Trump or the GOP, as House Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has experienced.

FEC drops Trump hush-money investigation

Former President Trump. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Federal Election Commission announced Thursday that it won't proceed with a case examining whether former President Trump violated election law in 2016 a hush-money payment made through his then-lawyer Michael Cohen.

The state of play: The election commission, split between three Republicans and three Democratic-aligned commissioners, dropped the proceeding in a closed-door meeting in February, per the New York Times.