The Capitol Riot: Trump’s Former Chief of Staff backtracks said won’t cooperate Investigation

mark Meadows halts cooperation with January 6 probeLAWINSIDER

Chaini Parwani –

Published On: December 08, 2021 at 10:33 IST

Donald Trump’s former Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, is observed as a key witness to Trump’s position in efforts to overrule the election by undemocratic means.

Meadows after being slammed by a Subpoena to testify before the House of Representatives committee claimed an agreement on sharing information with lawmakers before reversing course again.

Advocate George Terwilliger representing Meadows stated “Now actions by the select committee have made such an appearance untenable.”

Further Terwilliger highlighted that the change of decision by Meadows is after he learned over the weekend that the committee had issued wide ranging Court Orders for information from a Third Party Communications provider.

Furthermore, Terwilliger stated “We now have every indication from the information supplied to us last Friday — upon which Mr. Meadows could expect to be questioned — that the select committee has no intention of respecting boundaries concerning executive privilege.”

The Panel dismissed the executive privilege claim by Meadows, observing that the

Former Republican Congressman had delivered much detail about the attack, including his conversations with then-President Trump, in a new book.

Furthermore, Panel chairman Bennie Thompson and his deputy Liz Cheney stated “If indeed Mr. Meadows refuses to appear, the select committee will be left no choice but to advance contempt proceedings and recommend that the body in which Mr. Meadows once served refer him for Criminal prosecution.”

Meadows was serving as Trump’s chief of staff when patrons of the Former President attacked the US Capitol on January 6 in a bid to stop the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s Presidential Poll victory.

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