News /

BREAKING: Mark Meadows Ends Cooperation with Jan 6 Committee

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows will no longer cooperate with the House select committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, according to a letter sent to the panel by his attorney.

Meadows and attorney George Terwilliger notified the committee Tuesday morning, after the senior Trump administration official could not come to terms with lawmakers on an arrangement to work with them.

“We agreed to provide thousands of pages of responsive documents and Mr. Meadows was willing to appear voluntarily, not under compulsion of the Select Committee’s subpoena to him, for a deposition to answer questions about non-privileged matters. Now actions by the Select Committee have made such an appearance untenable,” the letter stated. “In short, 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.”

Just last week it was reported that Meadows would begin cooperating with the committee. His decision to reverse course seems to be in part from learning over the weekend that the committee had “issued wide ranging subpoenas for information from a third party communications provider,” the letter notes.

“As a result of careful and deliberate consideration of these factors, we now must decline the opportunity to appear voluntarily for a deposition,” Terwilliger added.

Terwilliger writes that Meadows would answer written questions “so that there might be both an orderly process and a clear record of questions and related assertions of privilege where appropriate. … The chairman of the committee … publicly said that another witness’s claiming of the Fifth Amendment would be tantamount to an admission of guilt.”

He added that this statement called into question “exactly what is going on with this committee.”

Meadows is not the first to refuse cooperation with the House Select Committee. Former Trump adviser, Steve Bannon, failed to appear and was then indicted for contempt of Congress following a referral from the House. 

*For corrections please email [email protected]*

4 responses to “BREAKING: Mark Meadows Ends Cooperation with Jan 6 Committee”

  1. HerrDoktor says:

    Which is better — to begin helping the authoritarians and then later stop, or to refuse to help the authoritarians only to later fold to their demands?

  2. pandusa says:

    Comment above was to you.

  3. pandusa says:

    Yeeeeeha can’t wait! BTW who is red face? Ray Epps handler? I know I feel so bad for those in jail. If I had been young, I might have gone in that day… especially if invited by the POLICE. We want to see the withheld video. We also want to see autopsy results on the other woman that died-reported by some bystanders as beaten by police. Overdose of prescription Adderall my ass (RN 22 yrs experience and that dog don’t hunt). Patriot Freedom Project -helping political prisoners families and with legal fees.

  4. neilinda says:

    Former advisor Steve Bannon is scheduled to be on Tim’s irl show tonight.
    Hoping (if Tim doesn’t interrupt too much) there will be time to talk about January 6th and especially the prisoners that have been arrested in regards to the demonstration and riot (two different things) that happened that day.
    It is important we all know the horrific conditions that are a part of their >UnAmerican< imprisonment, and how everyone can reach out to support them and their families.
    This is covered regularly on War Room and I have wondered why it isn’t being covered by Tim and his team.
    We all need to realize what our government is capable of.