WASHINGTON, DC – According to reports, former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is now pulling out of his initially agreed cooperation with a voluntary sit down for a deposition with the House Select Committee investigating the events of January 6th.
Apparently, as conveyed by a letter sent to the House Select Committee earlier in December, the decision to pull out of the deposition relates to the panel clearly not intending to respect the “boundaries concerning Executive Privilege.”
On December 7th, attorney George J. Terwilliger III remarked on how he and his client initially agreed to appear before the House Select Committee voluntarily and provide “thousands of pages” of documents sought by said committee.
“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.”
Yet, Meadows’ attorney now contends that based upon recent actions and communications by the House Select Committee, it’s painfully obvious that there will be no such respect for boundaries regarding Executive Privilege.
“Now actions by the Select Committee have made such an appearance untenable. 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.”
Detailed in the letter to the House Select Committee were assertions that “wide-ranging subpoenas” that sought information “from a third-party communications provider” were issued by the committee that would contain “intensely personal communications of no moment to any legitimate matters of interest to the Select Committee.”
Furthermore, which we at Red Voice Media previously reported on, the letter expressed disdain over Rep. Bennie Thompson’s “recent comments in regard to another witness that his assertion of 5th Amendment rights before the Select Committee is tantamount to an admission of guilt.”
“As a result of careful and deliberate consideration of these factors, we now must decline the opportunity to appear voluntarily for deposition. It is well-established that Congress’s subpoena authority is limited to the pursuit of legitimate legislative purpose. Congress has no authority to conduct law enforcement investigations or free-standing ‘fact finding’ missions.”