The sham Jan 6th committee demanded that Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows show up for a deposition.
The deposition was supposed to be Friday morning.
Meadows was threatened to be held in contempt if he didn’t show.
BREAKING: The Jan. 6 select committee is demanding that Mark MEADOWS appear for a deposition *tomorrow* or face contempt of Congress proceedings. pic.twitter.com/n3H1kfsHZC
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) November 11, 2021
Congressional investigators say they’re prepared to seek criminal contempt charges against former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows if he refuses to appear for a deposition on Friday.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chair of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, said in a letter to Meadows’ lawyer, George Terwilliger III, that Meadows’ continued resistance to cooperating with the panel lacked any plausible defense.
“Simply put, there is no valid legal basis for Mr. Meadows’s continued resistance to the Select Committee’s subpoena,” Thompson wrote.
Thompson’s contempt threat is the third he’s issued in recent weeks. The committee has held former Trump aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress, a charge the House referred last month to the Justice Department, where it remains pending. Thompson has also threatened contempt against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who helped orchestrate Trump’s effort to subvert the 2020 election results.
Now, we have this.
Meadows rebuked the committee and did not show.
Mark Meadows, the former chief of staff to Donald Trump, did not appear for his scheduled deposition before the House select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection.
Meadows had been expected to start testifying at 10 am ET, but that time came and went without any appearance of the former administration official.
Select committee aides were seen leaving the conference room where Meadows was supposed to testify after it became clear he would not show up.
The House select committee will now have to decide whether to pursue criminal contempt charges against Mark Meadows, the former chief of staff to Donald Trump.
If the committee votes to recommend holding Meadows in criminal contempt, the full House will vote on the matter.
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