Meadows Refuses to Cooperate With Jan. 6 Committee as House Pa | The New York Times
Meadows Refuses to Cooperate With Jan. 6 Committee as House Panel Files Contempt Threat
Mark Meadows, one of the four White House Chiefs of Staff under former US President Donald Trump, has informed the House January 6 committee that he won’t cooperate until courts rule on Trump’s claim that he is protected by executive privilege.
The Biden administration has stated that it does not believe executive privilege protects those who are being investigated under the purview of the January 6 Capitol riot. The administration has further indicated that Trump has asserted those privileges.
According to the Cornell Law School, “Executive privilege is the power of the president and other officials in the executive branch to withhold certain forms of confidential communication from the courts and the legislative branch.”
Shortly after Meadows made it known that he would not be cooperating with the House panel, congressional lawmakers issued a notice threatening to hold Meadows in contempt of Congress.