US media had previously reported on Mr Meadows' alleged practice of burning documents. Ms Grisham also gave insight into Mr Trump's actions while the riot unfolded.

Stephanie Grisham, the former chief of staff for Melania Trump, testified that the first lady pushed back

against a suggestion that she invite her incoming successor, Jill Biden, to the White House for tea.

Instead, she testified, Mrs Trump wanted to be on the "same page" as the president's office, which was resisting some transition efforts.

During the attack, Mrs Trump also refused to send a tweet that encouraged her husband's supporters to

engage in "peaceful protest" and not "lawlessness and violence", Ms Grisham told investigators. Melania Trump said to have snubbed Jill Biden