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- 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.
"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, attempted to persuade Trump to release a statement urging his supporters to end their illegal breach of the Capitol.
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.
Title: Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is cooperating with the Jan. 6 House investigation
Sourced From: www.businessinsider.com/mark-meadows-is-cooperating-with-the-jan-6-house-investigation-2021-11
Published Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:19:38 +0000