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: Ex-Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne to meet with House Jan. 6 committee: report

Former Overstock.com Inc. Chief Executive Patrick Byrne is expected to meet Friday with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection, CNN reported Monday night.

The meeting will be held behind closed doors, CNN reported, and its topics have yet to be determined.

Byrne, an ally of Donald Trump, reportedly attended a heated meeting at the White House in December 2020 to discuss potential strategies for overturning the election. CNN earlier Monday reported that the meeting was discussed during the House panel’s questioning of former White House counsel Pat Cipollone last week.

Byrne is also among those being sued for defamation by Dominion Voting Systems Inc., for falsely claiming the company rigged the 2020 election.

Byrne resigned from Overstock in August 2019 following bizarre claims of involvement in international political conspiracies, and sold all of his stake in the e-commerce company.

Overstock shares
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have plunged 73% over the past 12 months, compared to the S&P 500’s
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-1.15%

12% decline over that period.

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