House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House select committee Jan. 6 has threatened Mark Meadows, former chief of staff to former President Donald Trump, with contempt if he does not appear before their group with expected documents by Friday.
The committee announced a subpoena regarding Meadows in September related to involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
January 6 committee gives former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows an ultimatum: Appear Friday or risk criminal contempthttps://t.co/6Kj1GCuxr1
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) November 12, 2021
“Although you previously indicated that your firm was searching records that Mr. Meadows provided to you, more than enough time has passed for you to complete your review,” the letter to Meadows’ attorney George Terwilliger said.
The committee has already voted on one Trump connection in contempt. Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was referred to the Justice Department in October.
Meadows made it clear on Thursday he does not intend to comply with the committee’s deadline.
Former White House CoS Mark Meadows making clear today he will not cooperate w/ Jan. 6 committee until courts rule on Trump privilege claim.
— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) November 11, 2021
The matter will mark an interesting moment in the committee’s efforts as it continues to target Trump officials as part of its investigation.