Stephen Miller, Ex-Trump Adviser, to Talk to Jan. 6 Panel After Resisting

Stephen Miller, an adviser to Donald Trump during his presidency, will appear Thursday before the House committee probing the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, a source familiar with the matter told the Associated Press.

Miller had previously resisted appearing and even filed a lawsuit over a subpoena for his phone records from the committee. The source who spoke about Miller's appearance did so on condition of anonymity, according to the AP.

Miller is one of several former administration officials with ties to Trump who have been subpoenaed by the committee as it investigates the causes of the January 6 riot, when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to try to halt or delay the certification of Joe Biden's election victory.

When the committee initially announced the subpoena against Miller and nine others in November last year, it said that Miller "by his own account participated in efforts to spread false information about alleged voter fraud in the November 2020 election, as well as efforts to encourage state legislatures to alter the outcome of the November 2020 election by appointing alternate slates of electors."

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Stephen Miller, a former adviser to Donald Trump during his presidency, has agreed to appear before the House committee probing the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. Above, Miller speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference on July 11, 2021, in Dallas. Brandon Bell/Getty Images

It was not immediately clear if Miller would appear before the committee virtually or in person, the AP reported. The appearance is a win for the committee after its struggles to get other ex-Trump officials to comply with subpoenas.

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives voted to hold Peter Navarro and Daniel Scavino in contempt for their refusal to cooperate and referred them to the Justice Department for prosecution. If the Justice Department decides to charge the two, they could face up to a year in prison.

The panel has taken similar action against two other former administration officials, ex-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Steve Bannon, who was Trump's chief strategist.

When the House committee subpoenaed Miller, it also announced subpoenas against other figures, including former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. Panel Chairman Bennie Thompson said in a statement at the time that the committee was seeking records and testimony from the subpoenaed individuals.

"The Select Committee wants to learn every detail of what went on in the White House on January 6th and in the days beforehand," the statement said. "We need to know precisely what role the former President and his aides played in efforts to stop the counting of the electoral votes and if they were in touch with anyone outside the White House attempting to overturn the outcome of the election."

Thompson added that the panel believes those who had been subpoenaed "have relevant information and we expect them to comply fully with the Select Committee's investigation."

Newsweek reached out to the House select committee and the American First Legal organization, which Miller founded, for comment.

Update 4/14/22, 10:40 a.m. ET: This story was updated with additional information and background.