The US House Select Committee to Inquire the 6th January attack on the U.S. Capitol is likely to make a decision ‘this week’ whether to charge the former White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, with criminal contempt of the United States Congress, according to Congressman Adam Schiff, who is representing California’s 28th Congressional District.
On Sunday, Schiff said during a TV appearance on CNN‘s “State of The Union” that he thinks they’d likely decide this week on their course of conduct with that particular witness – Rep. mark Meadows – and possibly others.
Moreover, Schiff said that he couldn’t go into what communications that “we are having on not with witnesses,” but they’re moving with caution with anyone who blocks the panel, and that was definitely the case with former chief Donald Trump strategist, Mr. Steve Bannon. It would be the case with Mr. Jeffrey Clark and Mr. Meadows or any others also.
The committee’s looming decision comes due to efforts to get Mr. Meadows, who defied his subpoena with the committee and didn’t appear for a deposition on Nov. 12 in front of the House Select committee to comply with the committee’s request as it pursues further information regarding the events on 6th January at the United States Capitol.
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The panel has already referred criminal contempt charges for Steve Bannon and recently issued subpoenas to five other allies of ex-US President Trump, including InfoWars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and longtime GOP operative Roger Stones.
Furthermore, according to the source having knowledge of his appearance in a CNN interview, Mr. Jeffrey Clark, Trump DOJ official, earlier in November stonewalled the select committee of the US House of Representatives, responding to a subpoena asking for appearance for an interview with the committee, but not answering queries posed to him.
Mr. Adam Schiff told Dana Bash, a chief political CNN correspondent, one of the queries the panel is looking into is Donald Trump’s participation. The Democrat said that the former White House Chief of Staff, who was still serving in the White House when the US Capitol attacks took place, has a potential reasonable case to be made for executive pleasure. However, previously, CNN reported that two panel members motioned there’re some lines of investigation that executive privilege wouldn’t cover regarding Mark Meadows.
Rep. Adam Schiff also proposed on Nov. 28 that he would like for the US Justice Department to be more aggressive in inquiring about Donald Trump’s attempts to tilt the 2020 election in certain the US States, like Georgia.
Mr. Schiff told Dana Bash he’s worried that there doesn’t show up to be an inquiry, it is being done very gently by the United States Justice Department, of, for example, the former US President on the phone with Georgia’s State Secretary, asking him to find, certainly demanding he finds 11780 votes that do not exist.