House Votes to Hold Meadows in Criminal Contempt

House Votes to Hold Meadows in Criminal Contempt

The House of Representatives has voted to recommend the Justice Department pursue criminal charges against former White House Chief of Staff .

The vote came after Meadows refused to attend two scheduled depositions with the .

Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) voted with Democrats.

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Other Republicans had vastly different responses to the developments.

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Before the vote, Rep. Cheney directly responded to one of them:

Business Insider further reports:

Tuesday’s vote follows the release of a 51-page document by the House committee on Monday, which included the resolution recommending to find Meadows in contempt of Congress.

The document included new revelations, including that Meadows wrote in an email that the National Guard was on standby to “protect pro Trump people” and that he used his own cellphone, two personal Gmail accounts, and the encrypted app Signal to conduct government business.

During a committee hearing on Monday evening, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming also revealed texts — sent by Trump family members, Fox News hosts, administration officials, members of Congress, and reporters — that called on Meadows to get former President Donald Trump to call off the rioters. 

SEE ALSO: Top Republican Faces Contempt Vote After Committee Reveals Fox News Texts

At the center of Meadows’ refusal to comply with the committee’s subpoena is his claim that he’s shielded by Trump’s assertion of executive privilege or his right to keep the information confidential. Trump’s lawyer had previously advised the president’s former aides, including Meadows, to defy the subpoena, on the same grounds.

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