Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is a special counsel investigating former President Donald Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riots and his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. It is said that he was summoned by an official.
According to multiple media outlets, a subpoena was issued to Meadows in January by Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office, seeking documents and testimony related to the Capitol riot.
Last week, former Vice President Mike Pence was reportedly issued a subpoena by Smith’s team in connection with the same investigation into the 76-year-old former president.
Meadows’ request for testimony and records predates the subpoena issued to Pence. According to The Wall Street Journal.
Meadows tried to coerce him into testifying in a special grand jury investigation in Georgia investigating Trump’s efforts to reverse his 2020 defeat to Joe Biden in Peach State. resisted.
The former White House Chief of Staff has cited executive privilege in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent him from having to appear before a grand jury.
Pence, who was in the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is also expected to resist the subpoena, according to reports, claiming he was subject to the Constitution’s speech or debate clause as Senate Speaker during his vice presidency. increase.
This clause prevents members of Congress from being questioned in court about legislative actions.
Senator Lindsay Graham (RS.C.) used that tactic in Georgia in an attempt to evade a subpoena, but failed.
A veteran prosecutor, Smith was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland in November to oversee multiple investigations into Trump.