The so-called January 6 commission voted in favor of criminal prosecution against a third key ally of President Donald Trump – Mark Meadows, Trump’s former White House chief of staff.
The “January 6” committee has been fully staffed by Democrats and “Republicans in Name Only” (RINOs). It consists of seven Democrat House members and two anti-Trump RINOs, Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.
Mark Meadows served as President Trump’s chief of staff for about a year. Before that, as chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, Meadows was one of Trump’s closest allies in Congress.
A Witch Hunt?
The nine-member panel of seven Democrats and two RINOs is assembled supposedly to investigate the January 6 events at the US Capitol. On Monday, they unanimously approved a report of 51 pages, which includes a resolution recommending Meadows be held in contempt of Congress and face a criminal trial.
This is due to his decision not to testify before Pelosi’s anti-Trump select committee, thus defying its subpoena for testimony and providing relevant documents.
While Meadows at first considered testifying and did indeed turn in numerous records, he subsequently changed his mind. Pelosi’s January 6 committee already initiated criminal proceedings against Steve Bannon, President Trump’s former White House chief strategist and a key ally.
Theoretically, Bannon could be sentenced to up to one year in prison. He could also face a combined total fine of $200,000 for refusing to heed to the demands of the Pelosi stooges in Congress. He has pleaded non-guilty.
Last week, the January 6 committee also voted to hold in contempt Jeffrey Clark, another ally of President Trump who was an assistant attorney general between 2018 and 2021. However, Clark was also given a new deadline to comply with the panel’s demands.
In what is increasingly starting to resemble an anti-Trump witch hunt by House Democrats, Meadows is now the third high-profile member of the Trump administration to be held in contempt under the threat of criminal prosecution.
Meadows asked the court to declare two subpoenas of the politically-motivated panel null and void. He has thus heeded the request by President Trump to sue on the basis of executive privilege.
Trump already sued the National Archives agency in order to block the sending of White House records to the Pelosi committee; this was after Sleepy Joe waived the executive privilege over the documents in question.
Texts Proving Trump Administration Never Condoned Jan. 6 Breach
Democrat Rep. Bennie Thompson declared since the “records raise questions” – “you”, i.e. Mark Meadows, were supposed to “come in and answer” to them. He then scolded the Trump ally for “not even” showing up after he changed his mind against testifying.
During the same panel meeting on Monday, Rep. Cheney pulled documents from the records already supplied by Meadows. She read text messages from Donald Trump Jr. and top Fox News hosts who texted Meadows on January 6 to recommend President Trump condemn the breach of the US Capitol building.
The texts in question were brandished by Cheney and other members of the Pelosi committee as some kind of “incriminating” evidence that the Trump administration “knew” there was chaos and violence at the Capitol.
So, if anything, the cited text messages do prove the Trump administration never wanted to condone any violence or encroachments against the Capitol grounds.
Rep. @MarkMeadows: "We filed suit against Nancy Pelosi and the members of the Jan. 6 commission." pic.twitter.com/qUDz5Yyp0U
— Newsmax (@newsmax) December 10, 2021
Former Trump White House Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows is SUING Nancy Pelosi and the Jan. 6 Committee to block excessive subpoenas. But he tells me he WOULD testify if the courts weigh in and tell him to: "This is what the courts are designed to do." pic.twitter.com/NMt0p81PCQ
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) December 9, 2021