Mark Meadows No Longer Cooperating With Committee Investigating Riots

Mark Meadows will no longer be cooperating with the committee investigating the Capitol Riots. A letter from the former White House Chief of Staff’s attorney says they “agreed to provide thousands of pages of responsive documents and Mr. Meadows was willing to appear voluntarily, not under compulsion of the select committee’s subpoena to him, for a deposition to answer questions about non-privileged matters.” The committee said yesterday that it will move forward with a scheduled deposition with Meadows today even though he no longer plans to cooperate. By proceeding with the meeting, the committee could now hold Meadows in criminal contempt.

The committee also formally subpoenaed the phone records of more than 100 people which includes former Trump officials and associates including Meadows. The records requested do not include the content of the calls but the details about who called or texted whom, when and for how long, which will give the committee the ability to draw a web of communication before, during and after the riots.