Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said the 1/6 committee wants to talk to Steve Bannon and Mark Meadows about talks they had with Republican members of Congress.
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– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) 16 November 2021
Rep. Schiff was asked by Rachel Maddow if Meadows was in the same boat as Bannon, to which he replied:
Well, they took the most significant step in identical fashion. It’s they refuse to even show on. And there are broad categories of questions for both of these men who do not go, for example any communication between them and Donald Trump. There is communication between, for example, Steve Bannon and members of Congress, between Steve Bannon, and the planners of the 6 January rally on the shopping center. None of this is even conceivable covered by any kind privilege. So in that sense, both men the same fundamental position, weak position, i.e. they simply fail to show up, and there is no right to do so.
There are differences in the feel that Meadows a current Whot House staff member. Steve Bannon was not in the white house in years. There are differences but ultimately does not affect the fact there is no immunity to expose say I do not show up, and it is probably the most important factor when the committee decide which step is next.
Somewhere in America right now, House Republicans like Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jim Jordan, Paul Gosar and Kevin McCarthy have all broken out in cold sweat.
The 1/6 committee wants to talk to Bannon and Meadows, not only about Trump, but also about members of Congress with whom they communicated.
Those conversations with members of Congress are not covered by any privilege.
It looks like the 1/6 committee is going to expose the Republican Trump coup planners within Congress.
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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