Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff, listens to a question from a member of the media outside the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
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Lawmakers investigating the January 6 invasion of the Capitol will vote on Monday to recommend that the House hold President Donald Trump’s former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress.
The vote, scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, will make Meadows the third Trump associate to face the threat of possible criminal charges stemming from the investigation into the death attack. people, in which hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol and forced Congress to flee their chambers for safety.
Trump, who was impeached in the House of Representatives for inciting an uprising but acquitted by Republicans in the Senate, since leaving office has continued to spread false claims about an election. “cheating” in 2020, prompting many of his followers to violently break into the building.
Bipartisan, nine-member council set to vote a 51-page report that sets out the case of the Meadows Detention Center contemptuously for defying subpoenas to deliver mass files and requests for removal. The House can then vote to send a contempt resolution to the Department of Justice for possible criminal prosecution.
Report, released the night before the panel vote, sheds light on the thousands of documents Meadows provided to investigators before he reversed course and filed a lawsuit to void their two subpoenas.
According to the committee’s report, the documents described but not fully shared show Meadows discussing the January 6 attacks and efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the President’s victory. Joe Biden.
- Meadows said in an email that the National Guard will be on site January 6 to “protect Trump supporters” and will have more members on standby;
- Meadows received a text message about an alleged plan for Republican lawmakers to send “alternatives” of electoral college to Congress. “I love it,” Meadows replied to one such message. “There’s a team up there,” he replied to another;
- Meadows sends a complaint about election fraud to the leadership of the Department of Justice;
- Meadows texted an organizer of the January 6 rally outside the White House, after the organizer told him, ”