…from the New York Times
[ Editor’s Note: The Meadows Jan 6 Committee vote to to send his contempt case over to the DoJ is supposed to be slated for tonight. We shall see by morning whether some last minute deal is made, which I doubt. Congress getting burned once is one thing, but twice, then shame on them
Eventually we will find out why a guy that turned over 6000 pages of documents of the 30,000 that the Committee claims it has received, and not including any material from the Archives, would fall back to his Executive Privilege dead end dodge.
We know what he turned over included the Power Point package on How to Steal an Election via skullduggery. I thought it was cute that his lawyer said he didn’t do anything with it.
As for his flipping on ‘cooperating’, all I can think of is Trump ‘put the fear in him’, as is said in the South among the country folks. As a lawyer I had not expected him to avoid double exposing himself. He is going to have a much tougher time distancing himself as a key player in The Steal.
Meadows legal bills will now go up rather than down. But at least he will have some book money to pay the bills…for a while… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … December 12, 2021
WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol released a report on Sunday that laid out its case for a contempt of Congress charge against Mark Meadows.
In the 51-page document, the committee said it wanted to question Mr. Meadows about an email he had sent a day before the attack advising that the National Guard would be used to defend Trump supporters. The panel said it also wanted to ask him about an exchange with an unnamed senator about rejecting electors for Joseph R. Biden Jr.
…Before coming to loggerheads with the panel, Mr. Meadows provided more than 9,000 pages of records to the committee. The information they contained raised additional questions, the panel said.
Text messages reflecting Mr. Meadows’s private skepticism about some of the wild public statements about allegations of widespread election fraud and compromised voting machines that were put forth by Sidney Powell, a lawyer working with Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer.
The committee also said it had a number of questions prompted by Mr. Meadows’s new book, “The Chief’s Chief,” and cited it as evidence that his refusal to testify was “untenable.”
“Mr. Meadows has shown his willingness to talk about issues related to the Select Committee’s investigation across a variety of media platforms — anywhere, it seems, except to the Select Committee,” the panel wrote.