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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Mark Meadows, who served as former President Donald Trump's last chief of staff and was involved in efforts to challenge the 2020 election results, is now cooperating with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

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#1 | Posted by horstngraben at 2021-12-07 01:05 PM | Reply

I'm confused.

The cited article is dated November 30, 2021.

Then there is this from today...

Former WH chief of staff Mark Meadows will cease cooperation with Jan. 6 committee
www.foxnews.com

...The former Trump administration official had previously been working with the committee

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows will no longer be cooperating with a committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, despite previous efforts to work with them.

Meadows and his attorney George Terwilliger notified the committee Tuesday morning, after the senior Trump administration official could not come to terms with lawmakers on an arrangement to work with them.

"We have made efforts over many weeks to reach an accommodation with the committee," Terwilliger told Fox News....


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-12-07 01:05 PM | Reply

Hmmm. Witness tampering? Obstruction of justice on the part of a fat, orange insurrectionist?

I hope the 1/6 committee receives a favorable ruling with respect to the executive privilege question and the DOJ prosecutes those witnesses who do not answer the bell. They have until election day 2022 to complete their work and refer folks for prosecution...

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2021-12-07 01:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

When will these idiots figure out that their loyalty will not be reciprocated?

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-07 01:33 PM | Reply

CATDOG

"They have until election day 2022 to complete their work and refer folks for prosecution..."

Not necessarily. If the House loses its majority in 2022, the investigation can be turned over to a Special Prosecutor in Biden's DOJ.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-12-07 04:15 PM | Reply

How come meadows wants to hide how innocent he and trump were?

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-12-07 05:05 PM | Reply

So let's see, first he wasn't cooperating . . . then he was . . . then he wasn't . . . and now he is again. If this keeps up, next week he'll be back to square one.

Meadows seems to think he is the one setting the terms of his cooperation. This may have something to do with stalling the Contempt of Court charges such as the one Mr. Bannon just went through . . . and lost.

Not to mention the futility of his Executive Privilege claim after the 3-panel hearing on Nov. 30/Dec.1.

Not to mention that the person Meadows was trying to protect has recently and bitterly turned against him for something Meadows said . . . or didn't mean what he said . . . or denied what he said was what he meant to say . . . in his book.

I think we need a scorecard on this one.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-12-07 05:27 PM | Reply

Did I just say "next week." I take that back. Mark Meadows has just changed his mind.

This time he's decided not to cooperate this time based on learning that the House Committee is gathering information from another source other than him.

But the House Committee isn't buying any of this. Gathering addition evidence is a normal investigative procedure.

They've requested warrant for his arrest for Contempt of Court.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-12-07 06:24 PM | Reply

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