House committee probing January 6 capital riots plans Contempt of Congress proceedings against former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to begin if he doesn’t show up for a statement Wednesday that could make him the third Trump administration official to be held in contempt by the committee transferred to.
Meadows’ attorney, George Terwilliger, informed the committee on Tuesday that his client would not appear for a statement, saying the committee was seeking information that he claimed should be protected by executive privilege.
The committee announced last week that Meadows was planning to comply with a subpoena requiring it to turn over documents related to the January 6 riots and answer questions in a statement, though Meadows indicated for weeks that he would not cooperate.
Meadows long missed his initial October deadline to inform the committee, causing Representative Benny Thompson (D-Miss.), the committee’s chairman, to send a letter to Terwilliger on November 11 with potential contempt. Warned of charges if Meadows continued to be ignored. Committee request.
When asked about possible contempt allegations, Terwilliger told Fox News Meadows will “cross that bridge” when he comes to her.