Former White House Chief Of Staff Mark Meadows Testified To Grand Jury In Trump Probe
Mark Meadows, who served in former President Donald Trump’s administration as Chief of Staff, reportedly went before a federal grand jury in the investigations about Trump that are being conducted by Special Counsel Jack Smith and his office.
Meadows could play an important role in the two federal inquiries concerning the former president. Meadows worked closely with Trump leading up to the 2020 presidential election, and as Trump commenced his efforts to keep President Joe Biden out of office after his victory.
Specifically, Meadows bore witness to the events that took place on January 6, 2021, when a mob of Trump supporters attacked the United States Capitol building.
He turned over hundreds of text messages of conversations about the insurrection. These messages were of great importance to House investigators, although Meadows declined to cooperate in the investigation after providing his emails.
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There is also evidence of Meadows’ connection to Trump’s handling of classified documents after he left office, and his alleged attempt to interfere with investigations about his possible obstruction of justice. Meadows served as one of Trump’s representatives to the National Archives and is said to have information regarding the two dozen boxes of material that Trump took with him following the end of his presidential term.
In addition, investigators have recently discovered an audio recording of an interview that Trump gave to reporters assisting Meadows in writing a memoir about Trump’s time in office. Trump referred to a secret document that he was holding during the interview and indicated that he never got the chance to have it declassified as a result of his term ending.
This statement undermines what the former president has told investigators in the past, claiming he believed the materials that he took had been declassified prior to obtaining them.
Meadows has been flying under the radar in recent months, and it is not yet clear if he formally testified or was simply questioned by investigators about his involvement in one or both of the cases being brought against Trump.
When asked about his involvement in any legal proceedings, Meadows’ lawyer, George Terwilliger, stated that “Mr. Meadows has maintained a commitment to tell the truth where he has a legal obligation to do so.”
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