Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows cooperating with Jan. 6 committee
… from the Washinton Post, first reported by CNN
[ Editor’s Note: This looks to me like a chess move by Meadow’s attorney to start giving the committee some documents of his choosing, which allows Meadows to separate himself from the Bannon ‘kiss my fanny’ approach.
The ‘privilege’ conditions issue could be just a delay, as the Appeals court is hearing arguments on that today. If the ruling comes down that some documents have privilege and some not, then Meadows has some control over what he doesn’t have to turn over.
The next question is will anyone else follow suit behind him. If so, we will not have to wait long to find out. Nobody wants to piss ten to twenty grand away on the front end of defending a physically complex criminal charge that others find a work around for that they can live with.
A good lawyer is supposed to lay out the options and price tags for you and let you spin the wheel on which options you want to take a flyer on… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … November 30, 2021
Meadows is the highest-profile member of Trump’s inner circle who is known to be cooperating or who the committee has publicly acknowledged is cooperating.
Committee members have previously said that many people with connections to the events of that day have voluntarily engaged with investigators, but they have not specified who those individuals are or how high up they were in the Trump administration.
Thompson, in his statement, said the committee “expects all witnesses, including Mr. Meadows, to provide all information requested and that the Select Committee is lawfully entitled to receive.”
…“I’m glad he has now agreed to appear and has already provided documents,” Schiff said. “We will evaluate the extent of his compliance after his testimony. We must reveal the full truth of what led to January 6.”
From CNN: Even though Meadows has begun engaging with the committee in a more serious way, the extent to which he will fully cooperate and the question of what he will try to claim as executive privilege still hangs in the balance, according to multiple sources.
..It is fair to say he is not (Steve) Bannon, and he is not Clark … and he doesn’t want to be,” the source said. “But how much he is cooperating, and how much he will cooperate remains an open question. He has done some things … but he has not fulfilled all his obligations … and it is not entirely clear yet how much he will cooperate.”