The deadline has passed for Mark Meadows to appear before the 1/6 committee, so the former Trump chief of staff is likely to face a criminal reference.
Meadows made it clear on Thursday that he would not comply with committee summons:
Former White House CoS Mark Meadows made it clear today that he will not cooperate with the Jan. 6 committee until courts rule on Trump’s privilege.
– Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) 11 November 2021
1/6 committee chairman Bennie Thompson responded in a letter to Meadows’ attorney, “TThe Select Committee will appoint Mr. Meadows’ failure to appear at the deposition, and to produce responsive documents or a privilege log indicating the specific basis for withholding any documents you believe are protected by privilege, is considered intentional non-compliance Such intentional non-compliance of the summons will compel the Select Committee to consider appealing the Congressional Procedures… which could lead to a referral from the House of Representatives to the Department of Justice for criminal charges – as well as the possibility of a civil action to enforce the summons filed against Mr. Meadows in his personal capacity. ”
Meadows is in to his eyeballs about Trump’s coup. Meadows was a key plot and intermediary for the Willard War Chamber, insurgency organizers and Trump.
It is critical that the DOJ prosecute Steve Bannon for criminal contempt of Congress, as it will put an end to the stoning of Meadows and other witnesses.
The House must also succeed Rep Ted Lieu’s Inherent Contempt Law to hurt the defiance of subpoenas. The House has several tools in its toolbox to enforce subpoenas, if the DOJ does not do its job, the House will find another way.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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