Former Trump DHS Official Ken Cuccinelli Meets with Jan. 6 Committee

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Former Trump DHS Official Ken Cuccinelli Meets with Jan. 6 Committee

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Former Trump DHS Official Ken Cuccinelli Meets with Jan. 6 Committee 1
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The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot interviewed former Homeland Security official Ken Cuccinelli last week, a representative for Cuccinelli confirmed to NBC News on Friday.

The representative said Cuccinelli, a DHS official during the Trump administration, was asked about the events of Jan. 6 and the agency’s preparations for that day. He was also asked about his interactions with former President Donald Trump and ex-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows during an interview that lasted four-and-a-half hours, the representative said.

Cuccinelli toured the Capitol on the night of Jan. 6 to survey the damage after rioters left the building.

This story first appeared on NBCNews.com.