(RepublicanNews.org) – The January 6 Committee continues to investigate the events that took place during the US Capitol protests earlier this year. Many Democrats blame former President Donald Trump for inciting the violence that took place after his speech that day. However, more and more people are turning away from the committee and rejecting calls for cooperation. That list now includes former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
The House committee announced on December 7 that Meadows no longer intends to cooperate with them. The ex-staffer didn’t appear before the committee in November, and members believe he holds valuable information about Trump’s alleged role in attempting to decertify Biden’s election win.
In an abrupt reversal, an attorney for former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says Meadows will not cooperate with a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, citing a breakdown in negotiations with the panel. https://t.co/suZUoj0Ttk
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 7, 2021
Meadows’ defense attorney George Terwilliger said both parties previously agreed to exchange information. The committee asserted that their planned deposition would still take place. If Meadows doesn’t appear as scheduled, the House intends to charge him with contempt of Congress.
Terwilliger claims Meadows and his legal team submitted thousands of documents in preparation for a voluntary appearance. However, the lawyer claims the House committee’s recent actions changed their mind, suggesting it has no intention of respecting the boundaries of executive privilege. They opted to decline the appearance instead.
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