Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows will no longer cooperate with Congress’s investigation into the January 6 Capitol riots, according to several reportsFormer President Donald Trump reversed the former non-compliance position and led to criminal charges for former White House adviser Steve Bannon.
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.