Mark Meadows, a former White House chief of staff, has reportedly complied with a subpoena from the Justice Department’s investigation into the circumstances surrounding January 6, 2021, according to sources familiar with the situation who spoke to CNN. Meadows is the highest-ranking Trump official known to have done so.
According to a source, Meadows complied with the demands of the Justice Department subpoena and supplied the same materials to the House select committee looking into the attack on the US Capitol.
Before ceasing to cooperate, Meadows gave the House committee thousands of texts and emails last year. Despite withholding hundreds of texts under the pretext of executive privilege, the texts he turned up to CNN between Election Day 2020 and Joe Biden’s inauguration gave a glimpse into his interactions with the White House.
Mark Meadows Compiled With DOJ Subpoena In January 6 Probe:
Another person with knowledge of the situation told CNN that in addition to Meadows’ senior deputy in the White House, Ben Williamson, a grand jury subpoena was recently served. Similar subpoenas were issued to people who were close to Trump. It requested testimony and documents about January 6 and initiatives to void the 2020 election. Williamson earlier gave the January 6 committee his cooperation. To CNN, he declined to respond.
According to CNN this week, Mark Meadows’ compliance with the subpoena comes as the Justice Department has intensified its investigation into January 6, which now covers almost every aspect of former President Donald Trump’s attempts to reverse his 2020 election loss, including the fraudulent elector’s plot, attempts to push baseless election fraud claims, and how money flowed to support these various efforts.
Mark Meadows’s lawyer declined to comment. Requests for comment from CNN went unanswered by the Justice Department.
Federal investigators have served at least 30 subpoenas on people with ties to Trump, including top fundraisers and former campaign staff.