Mark Meadows Held in Contempt of Congress by Jan. 6 Committee

After previously pledging to cooperate, Mark Meadows was held in contempt of Congress. The Jan. 6 committee also released a portion of his communications from that day.


The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol voted yesterday to hold former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress.

  • Despite turning over thousands of documents, including text messages during the events in question, Meadows is refusing to appear before the committee and testify. 
  • One of those documents, dated Jan 5, indicate Meadows believed the National Guard was ready to “protect pro Trump people”, though Politico admits “the context for the message is unclear.” 
  • The committee released a trove of communications handed over by Meadows, including text messages he received from a variety of Fox News personalities and Donald Trump, Jr. blasting former President Trump for not doing enough to stop the Jan. 6 attack. 
  • The contempt vote for Meadows comes less than a month after he agreed to cooperate with the committee, an agreement he retracted shortly after.


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