The deadline has handed for Mark Meadows to seem earlier than the 1/6 Committee, so the previous Trump chief of employees will possible be dealing with a felony referral.
Meadows made it clear on Thursday that he wouldn’t adjust to committee subpoena:
Former White Home CoS Mark Meadows making clear right now he won’t cooperate w/ Jan. 6 committee till courts rule on Trump privilege declare.
— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) November 11, 2021
1/6 Committee Chair Bennie Thompson responded in a letter to Meadows’ lawyer, “The Choose Committee will view Mr. Meadows’s failure to seem on the deposition, and to provide responsive paperwork or a privilege log indicating the particular foundation for withholding any paperwork you consider are protected by privilege, as willful noncompliance Such willful noncompliance with the subpoena would drive the Choose Committee to think about invoking the contempt of Congress procedures … which may lead to a referral from the Home of Representatives to the Division of Justice for felony fees –in addition to the potential for having a civil motion to implement the subpoena introduced in opposition to Mr. Meadows in his private capability.”
Meadows is in as much as his eyeballs on Trump’s coup. Meadows was a key plotter and go-between for the Willard conflict room, revolt organizers, and Trump.
It’s essential that the DOJ prosecute Steve Bannon for felony contempt of Congress as a result of it’ll put an finish to the stonewalling of Meadows and different witnesses.
The Home should additionally go Rep. Ted Lieu’s inherent contempt laws to begin making defiance of subpoenas harm. The Home has a number of instruments in its toolbox to implement subpoenas, if the DOJ doesn’t do its job, the Home will discover one other manner.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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