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Marks Meadows collaborates with the Capitol Assault Committee

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Mr. Meadows had contact with the Special Committee through his lawyer, said the chairman of the ad hoc committee, Bennie Thompson, in a brief statement.

The Democratic representative clarified that he had already provided the committee with documents and would introduce himself soon for a first testimony behind closed doors.

The former White House chief of staff is the most senior official among members of the Trump administration whose collaboration with the committee is known.

The select committee says it expects it and all witnesses present him all the information requested.

The committee will continue to assess the extent to which he complies with the order to appear and produce documents after his testimony., warned Mr. Thompson.

Mark Meadow’s lawyer had initially asserted that his client would not collaborate in the investigation, pleading executive privilege, which Donald Trump invokes. The latter urges, for the same reason, his former collaborators summoned to appear not to take part in the work of the special committee.

Even if he has agreed to appear before the members of the committee, Mr. Meadows could however invoke the privilege of the executive branch to avoid the questions which will be put to him.

Meadows to relinquish executive privilege or the long-standing position that senior White House officials cannot be compelled to testify in Congress “,” text “:” As we have since done In the beginning, we continue to work with the Inquiry Committee and its staff to see if we can find an arrangement that does not require Mr Meadows to relinquish executive privilege or the long-held position that the senior White House officials cannot be compelled to testify before Congress “}}”>As we have done from the start, we continue to work with the Inquiry Committee and its staff to see if we can find an arrangement that does not require Mr. Meadows to waive executive privilege or long-standing position that senior White House officials cannot be compelled to testify before CongressMr. Meadows’ lawyer said in a statement.

We appreciate the openness of the Special Committee to receive voluntary responses on matters that are not within the scope of privilege. of the executive, he argued.

Subpoenaed in September, Mark Meadows was originally scheduled to meet with committee members last month.

In the statement issued with the order, the committee cited information that Mr. Meadows had communicated with officials in some states and the Justice Department. as part of an effort to overturn the 2020 election results or prevent certification of the election.

The committee was also referring to being in communication with organizers of the January 6 rally, which preceded the assault on Capitol Hill.

Second witness threatened with contempt of Congress

Jeffery Clark behind a podium addresses the media.

Jeffrey Clark would have been approached by Donald Trump to replace the acting attorney general, since he was very receptive to unfounded allegations of electoral fraud.

Photo: Reuters / Yuri Gripas

The special committee is also expected to rule on Wednesday on the recommendation of a charge ofobstructing the investigative prerogatives of Congress that could be brought against Jeffrey Clark, a former head of the Justice Department who was allegedly involved in efforts to invalidate the presidential election.

Democratic Majority House Leader Steny Hoyer said in the afternoon that the House would vote on a possible recommendation for contempt of Congress against the recalcitrant witness this week. If passed, the resolution would then go to the Justice Department, which would decide whether to lay charges, as it did in the case of Steve Bannon.

So far, he is the only potential witness to be prosecuted for refusing to testify and to provide documents to the committee.

Former Donald Trump adviser has pleaded not guilty to both counts. He faces a sentence ranging from 30 days to one year in prison for each of them.

The committee has so far conducted more than 150 interviews and issued some 40 subpoenas, which include Trump 2020 campaign director Bill Stepien, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Stephen Miller, who was the former president’s senior policy adviser, as well as the last White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany.

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