Although he left the Oval Office one year ago, House Democrats are still obsessed with Donald Trump. They threaten Mark Meadows, the former White House Chief Of Staff, with jail for refusing to comply with an illegal subpoena.
The Select Committee To Investigate January 6th Attack On the United States Capitol issued the subpoena earlier in the year. This special committee was created by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA to use an official investigation for domestic terrorists and to add to an “insurrection against American democracy.”
Meadows, who was also a former member of Congress, initially cooperated in the selection panel. He turned over more than 6,900 documents, including the now-infamous emails he received from Fox News stars Sean Hannity and Brian Kilmeade during the riot.
The panel then demanded Meadows appear for a deposition, in which he would have under oath to answer all questions. He would have had to answer multiple questions about Trump’s advice on the riot, and his response.
Executive privilege isn’t absolute but it is essential, according to the Supreme Court in the U.S. against Nixon that opened Watergate. In that decision, the High Court stated that it was essential to maintain high levels of confidentiality in order for chief executives to receive candid counsel and advice from their closest aides.
Meadows is thus defending the constitutional right for future presidents and their aides, to have confidential, honest discussions about national policy decisions.
Why is Meadows being subpoenaed illegally? Every House Democrat and two fake Republicans, “Cheney and Kinzinger,” voted Tuesday for Meadows to be held in contempt and to refer the case to the Department of Justice. He could spend a year in prison and pay astronomical legal fees to defend his case.
This subpoena violates the House’s authority to create it. Rep. Jim Banks, Republican Study Committee Chairman (RSC), explained this during Tuesday’s bitter debate about the Meadows contempt citation.
That’s the main point: The select committee is Pelosi’s illegal creation. It is a medieval Star Chamber that uses the threat of bankruptcy, media misinformation, and prison to make people submit to Pelosi’s hyper-partisan narrative regarding January 6.
Pelosi is not the only thing that matters when it comes to understanding the actions and absences of the select committee regarding a crucially important decision taken on January 6.
This was brought up by Rep. Rodney Davis (R.Illinois), who is the top GOP member of the House Administration Committee. He reminded the House about an email he and three of his colleagues had sent to Pelosi a few weeks after the riot.
Rep. James Comer, Rep. Jim Jordan, and Rep. Devin Nunes, all Republican colleagues, are respectively the ranking minority members of House Committee on Oversight and Reform and House Judiciary Committee, and House Select Committee on Intelligence.
The day before the riot, Trump offered the National Guard to Capitol officials. The U.S. Capitol Police asked for the guard in the afternoon of January 6th, but it didn’t arrive until the evening of the violence.
We are now left wondering: What decision did Pelosi or her minions make? And when was it made on January 6th? You can’t expect anyone on the select committee or in mainstream media to ask this question about the elephant at the center of the room on January 6.