Mark Meadows complies with DOJ subpoena at Jan. 6 hearing

Mark Meadows complies with DOJ subpoena at Jan. 6 hearing
Mark Meadows complies with DOJ subpoena at Jan. 6 hearing

Meadows turned over the same materials he provided to the House of Representatives investigating the attack on the Capitol, a source said, in compliance with a previously undisclosed Justice Department subpoena.

Last year, Meadows turned over thousands of text messages and emails to a House committee before she stopped cooperating. Speeches he gave between Election Day 2020 and Joe Biden’s inauguration, previously obtained by CNN, provided a window into his activities in the White House, although he did not make hundreds of announcements.

In addition to Trump’s former chief of staff, Ben Williamson, one of Meadows’ top White House officials, also recently received a grand jury subpoena, another source familiar with the matter told CNN. The subpoena was similar to those received by others in Trump’s orbit. He has heard testimony and records related to efforts to alter the Jan. 6 and 2020 elections. Williamson previously cooperated with the Jan. 6 Committee. He declined to comment to CNN.

Meadows complies with the subpoena as the Justice Department ramps up its investigation Jan. 6 into nearly every aspect of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse his 2020 election loss — including voter fraud conspiracies and pushback efforts. baseless allegations of election fraud and how the money flowed to support these various initiatives; CNN reported this week.

A lawyer for Meadows declined to comment. The Justice Department did not respond to CNN’s requests for comment.

Federal investigators have issued at least 30 subpoenas to people connected to Trump, including high-ranking officials in his fundraising operations and previous campaigns.

As White House chief of staff, Meadows was at the center of Trump’s efforts to cancel the election in the two months between Election Day and Biden’s inauguration. Meadows contacted several officials trying to uncover election irregularities and instigated various schemes to undermine the election. Text messages obtained by CNN Meadows has submitted to the House Select Committee. Even meadows He shared baseless conspiracy theories Along with DOJ leaders, Trump tried to get the DOJ’s help in his push and the election was stolen from him.

After Meadows stopped cooperating with the House committee, Congress referred him to the Justice Department for contempt of Congress. The DOJ declined to prosecute him for contempt earlier this year.

It is not yet clear whether the Justice Department will seek additional material from Meadows as part of the ongoing criminal investigation, which could lead to a legal battle over executive privilege.

Following an FBI search of Trump’s Florida home and resort last month, Meadows turned over unrecovered text messages and emails from his time at the administration to the National Archives. CNN reported earlier. Last year, Meadows spoke with Trump about the documents he brought to Mar-a-Lago that the National Archives wanted back.

Trump has been advised to cut off all contact with Meadows, and some of Trump’s lawyers believe Meadows could be in the crosshairs of investigators and worry she could become a fact-finding witness if forced to cooperate. CNN reported last month. However, a source familiar with their relationship said Trump and Meadows have spoken several times.

Another source described their relationship as “not what it used to be” while in the White House, but said they were still in a relationship as Trump complained about Meadows to others.

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