Politics Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is cooperating with the Jan. 6 House investigation
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The panel investigating the Capitol riot is still pushing for cooperation from Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino and Kash Patel.Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and longtime Trump social media manager Dan Scavino, the first Trump White House officials subpoenaed by the House’s Jan. 6 investigators, have yet to provide documents or testimony to investigators. The committee’s protracted, ongoing negotiations with both men have yet to yield breakthroughs. In Meadows’ case, it’s led to yet another threat of criminal contempt charges.
- Mark Meadows is cooperating with the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
- The chair of the House Select Committee investigating the riot, Bennie Thompson, revealed the development on Tuesday.
- Meadows was former president Donald Trump's White House chief of staff during the riot.
Mark Meadows, former president Donald Trump's last White House chief of staff, is cooperating with the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, committee chairman Bennie Thompson announced Tuesday.
Trump's attempt to rewrite history just took a big hit
The news that former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is now cooperating with the House's January 6 select committee investigation represents a clear and present danger to the former president and his attempts to rewrite the history of that fateful day. © Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/FILE White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on October 21, 2020. "He has produced records to the committee and will soon appear for an initial deposition," committee chair Bennie Thompson told CNN of Meadows. "The Select Committee expects all witnesses, including Mr.
"Mr. Meadows has been engaging with the Select Committee through his attorney. He has produced records to the committee and will soon appear for an initial deposition," Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, said in a statement. "The committee will continue to assess his degree of compliance with our subpoena after the deposition."
Meadows was Trump's fourth chief of staff and served in that role when the Capitol was attacked by Trump loyalists last January. The former North Carolina congressman was subpoenaed by the Select Committee two months ago along with other top Trump aides, including Dan Scavino, Trump's former deputy chief of staff, and Kash Patel, chief of staff to the former acting defense secretary.
Meadows and other Trump aides, including Scavino and the former president's daughter Ivanka Trump,to release a statement urging his supporters to end their illegal breach of the Capitol.
Mark Meadows cooperating with January 6 investigators
Donald Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows is cooperating with the House select committee investigating the January 6 riot and is providing records and agreeing to appear for an initial interview, CNN first reported Tuesday. © Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/FILE WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 21: White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows talks to reporters at the White House on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) The move represents a critical shift in the relationship between the top Trump ally and the panel, and staving off a criminal contempt referral for now. "Mr.
The Biden administration announced earlier this month that it won't assert executive privilege over Trump White House documents and communications the Committee is requesting.
Meadows' participation is notable after multiple Trump allies have refused to cooperate with the Committee's investigation. The Committee announced it will hold a top official in Trump's Justice Department, Jeffrey Clark, in criminal contempt for refusing to comply with its subpoena. Earlier this month, a federal grand jury indicted Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist under President Donald Trump, on two counts of contempt of Congress after he refused to comply with the Committee's subpoena.
Mark Meadows sues Jan. 6 committee after panel vows contempt proceedings .
Former President Donald Trump's one-time chief of staff is refusing to cooperate with the committee, reversing an earlier decision to engage.In the lawsuit, which names members of the Jan. 6 committee and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as defendants, Meadows asked the court to invalidate two “overly broad” and “unduly burdensome” subpoenas that he said the panel issued without legal authority.