Former Trump Aide Cooperating with Jan. 6 Panel
Mark Meadows, Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, is cooperating with the House panel investigating the January 6 Capitol riot, avoiding the panel’s threat to hold him in contempt.
The panel “will continue to assess his degree of compliance,” Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said in a statement. Thompson confirmed that Meadows provided records and will soon appear for a deposition.
“The Select Committee expects all witnesses, including Mr. Meadows, to provide all information requested and that the Select Committee is lawfully entitled to receive,” Thompson said.
George Terwilliger, Meadows’s lawyer, said he was working with the committee on a potential accommodation that wouldn’t require his client to waive Trump’s executive privilege claims or “forfeit the long-standing position that senior White House aides cannot be compelled to testify before Congress.”