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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The chair of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol said Tuesday that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has begun cooperating with their probe. "Mr. Meadows has been engaging with the select committee through his attorney," the panel's chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said in a statement. "He has produced records to the committee and will soon appear for an initial deposition."



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Good news.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2021-11-30 05:01 PM | Reply

Imagine Al Capone filing an amended return.

#2 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-11-30 10:31 PM | Reply

All fascist should get hung!

#3 | Posted by oneironaut at 2021-11-30 11:34 PM | Reply

I figured there had to be a weak link in that group of schemers somewhere. But Mark Meadows? Whodathunk it?

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-12-01 02:50 AM | Reply

Do we have a John Dean here, or a weasel doing what weasels do? Curious on your take.

#5 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-12-01 06:55 AM | Reply

Tax evaders often quickly plead guilty to charges filed against them, to stop the flow of investigations against them, so things don't get worse. In a similar vein, I suspect Meadows knows that someone out there has really, really bad stuff on him, and he is trying to dodge and deflect by cooperating, in hopes his crimes are ignored or minimized. Anyone who lies about his educational achievements is too stupid to be much more than a pawn, and Meadows is probably getting his money's worth from the lawyer he hired, not being able to suss out on his own the ramifications of his actions...

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2021-12-01 09:48 AM | Reply

No comment from the insurrectionists?

Glad to see a former public servant comply with the law and the will of Congress.

I will reserve my judgment until I see if he is going to testify truthfully to Congress or engage in theatrics and play to an audience of one.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-12-01 12:03 PM | Reply

Doesn't Mr Meadows have a new book coming out?

Trump tested positive for Covid days before Biden debate, says ex-chief of staff Mark Meadows

...In a new book looking back on his time in the White House, Donald Trump's last presidential chief of staff reveals that the president tested positive for Covid-19 before his first debate with Joe Biden -- not after it, as claimed at the time.

An excerpt from The Chief's Chief obtained by the Guardian offers Mark Meadows's account of the saga, which saw Mr Trump hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for several days as his symptoms worsened.

According to Mr Meadows, on 26 September, the White House doctor tried in vain to stop Mr Trump taking off for a rally in Pennsylvania when the positive result came through. At the time, the president was experiencing mild symptoms and suspected he had a cold.

Mr Meadows writes that he himself called Mr Trump to break the news to him, and was met with an answer that "rhyme[d] with Oh spit, you've gotta be trucking lidding me'."...

If so, Mr Meadows may not want to lose royalties to legal fees defending himself from possible contempt charges.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-12-01 12:19 PM | Reply

DOC @ #5

"Do we have a John Dean here, or a weasel doing what weasels do? Curious on your take."

My guess is as good as anybody else's. I notice that Meadows is cooperating only through his attorney which is an indication there's some bargaining going on prior to his deposition.

Much like John Dean I'd like to think that Meadows had a sudden rude awakening about his scapegoat status in this whole sordid affair.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-12-01 12:50 PM | Reply

Once his book is released, Meadows will definitely be upgraded to 'scapegoat' status by Trump and his hardcore supporters. At that point, he might as well come clean and retain at least a modicum of respect among the residents of the real world.


#10 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-12-01 01:40 PM | Reply

It's already started. Trump responded today that he never tested positive before the debate and that Mark Meadows was pushing 'fake news'.


#11 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-12-01 05:08 PM | Reply


If Meadows does a tell-all to the House Committee his books sales will drop like a rock.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-12-01 05:10 PM | Reply

And if he tells the Committee one thing but writes something else in his book, he'll need the revenue from the book sales to pay his legal fees. Besides, I suspect that most of his 'tell-all' to the House Committee will be during the closed-door deposition, which we might never see.


#13 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-12-01 07:23 PM | Reply


Are you suggesting that after the deposition there might not be a Q & A by the full committee?

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-12-02 12:55 AM | Reply

Yes, it's very possible. It's been reported that staffers for the House Committee have interviewed close to 250 people. How many of them have we seen answering questions on TV in front of the full committee? I suspect that as part of his 'negotiations' with the committee lawyers, Meadows would probably like to avoid as much public exposure as possible. It's going to be bad enough that Trump has already publicly accused him of fabricating 'fake news', but if his face is seen on TV screens all across the nation being asked to spill the beans on Trump and those closest to him, the MAGA hoards will make his life miserable, to say nothing of the Right-wing media.


#15 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-12-02 01:16 PM | Reply

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