While there are no shortage of fishing expeditions taking place in Washington DC at any one time, the most prominent example of Beltway angling today is, without a doubt, the select committee investigating the events of January 6th.
And, if we were to take this analogy to its symbolic end, their subpoenas and requests would litter the surface of the swamp with bobbers and topside lures as far as the eye could see. They’re going after big fish. They’re going after little fish. They’re even seeing some spry ones jump right up into their boat.
One of the larger bites that they’ve had was Mark Meadows, Trump’s former Chief of Staff, who was said to be largely cooperating with the committee of late. Now it seems as though Meadows has slipped the hook.
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows will no longer cooperate with the House select committee investigating January 6 insurrection, according to a letter from his attorney to the panel, which was obtained by CNN on Tuesday.
“We agreed to provide thousands of pages of responsive documents and Mr. Meadows was willing to appear voluntarily, not under compulsion of the Select Committee’s subpoena to him, for a deposition to answer questions about non-privileged matters. Now actions by the Select Committee have made such an appearance untenable,” the letter from George J. Terwilliger II stated.Trending:
“In short, we now have every indication from the information supplied to us last Friday – upon which Mr. Meadows could expect to be questioned — that the Select Committee has no intention of respecting boundaries concerning Executive Privilege,” Terwilliger added.
CNN reports that Meadows’ change of heart came after it was revealed that the committee had obtained records of his electronic communications from a third party provider – something that would likely allow the committee to craft an immoral perjury trap.