The identities of Republican legislators, aides and others linked to the Capitol riotSee documents from former White House Chief of Staff Mark MeadowsHouse investigators will soon reveal the truth, Monday’s key congressman stated.
He refused to immediately name the Republican legislators revealed in the “information that we received from Mr. Meadows” but said they would be identified in the future.
“Information we have received has been quite revealing about members of Congress involved in the activities of Jan. 6 as well as staff,” he said. Thompson spoke in the House Chambers following the vote of the resolution committee. recommending criminal charges against MeadowsFailure to obey a subpoena from Congress to give evidence about the attack on the U.S. Capitol
NBC reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell had asked Thompson about messages from unnamed legislators telling Meadows they were “sorry that it didn’t work out,” presumably referring to plans to overthrow the 2020 presidential election and keep Donald Trump in office despite his election loss to Joe Biden.
Meadows on the move thousands of pages of emails and texts regarding the eventsThe Jan. 6 rebellion before he stopped cooperating was a case of executive privilege.
The information contained messages regarding lawmakers and the aforementioned documents. PowerPoint “coup scheme” to overthrow the presidential election.
It involved Trump declaring a national security emergency to delay the certification of the 2020 Electoral College results because of baseless claims of foreign “control,” then manhandling the vote to keep Trump in the White House.
Though Meadows’ attorney has said he did nothing about the PowerPoint scheme, one contributor to the plan, retired Army Col. Phil Waldron, told The Washington Post that he talked about it with Meadows up to 10 timesHe also revealed that he was part a group that briefed lawmakers on the plot one night prior to the insurrection.