1/6 Committee Chair Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney signaled that Mark Meadows will next face criminal disdain.
The leadership of the 1/6 committee said in a statement:
Mr Meadows’ actions today – he has chosen to disregard the law – will force the Select Committee to consider prosecuting disregard or other means of enforcing the subpoena. If his opposition continues and this process continues, the recordings will reveal the wide range of matters the special committee wanted to discuss with Mr. Meadows until he decided to hide behind the former president’s spurious privileges. Many of these matters are not even privilege, even if there were.
It is unfortunate that Mr. Meadows has chosen to join a very small group of witnesses who believe they are above the law and outright oppose a summons from the special committee.
The Special Committee has spoken to more than 150 people who are dealing with and working with our investigation and providing critical details. And while we are determined to get all the information we seek, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Bannon, and others down this path will not get their way to stop the Special Committee’s efforts to get answers for the American people Get January 6th by making legislative recommendations to protect our democracy and ensure that something like that day never happens again. “
The 1/6 Committee and Justice Department don’t play games. The committee is not held up. The courts don’t allow Trump to waste time and tie down document requests.
Unless Mark Meadows has a “Come to Jesus” political moment soon, he’ll end up sharing a cell with Steve Bannon.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association