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Jan. 6 panel: Trump ex-campaign manager no longer testifying

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Bill Stepien abruptly pulled out of Monday’s appearance before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, citing a family emergency, the panel said.

Stepien was expected to be a witness for Monday’s hearing as the panel delves deeper into what it calls the “big lie,” the defeated president’s false claims of voter fraud that fueled his relentless effort to overturn the 2020 election and led a mob of his supporters to lay siege to the U.S. Capitol.

The committee said Stepien’s counsel will appear and make a statement on the record.