WASHINGTON — The Residence Have confidence shut out Committee investigating the January 6 rebellion at the U.S. Capitol will “cross swiftly” to refer Imprint Meadows, Trump’s fashioned White Residence chief of workers, for legal contempt for no longer cooperating with its investigation, Obtain. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., acknowledged on Sunday.
“I’m assured we’ll cross very swiftly with appreciate to Mr. Meadows also, but we desire to verify that we now obtain got the strongest doable case to newest to the Justice Department and for the Justice Department to newest to jury,” Schiff, who is chair of the Residence Intelligence Committee and a member of the Jan. 6 committee, acknowledged on Meet the Press.
Meadows refused to meet congressional investigators on Friday. About 10 minutes after the 10 a.m. session had been scheduled to originate up, around a dozen committee workers and investigators walked out of the room in conjunction with the stenographer.
“But when within the extinguish witnesses settle, as Meadows has, that they are no longer even going to wretchedness displaying up, that they’ve that mighty contempt for the law, then it fine mighty forces our hand and we’ll cross swiftly,” acknowledged Schiff, who added that the committee can also counsel the DOJ file legal prices against other witnesses who refuse to cooperate, but acknowledged the committee will simplest pursue that likelihood as a remaining resort.
Schiff also acknowledged the two new indictments against longtime Trump adviser and ally Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress can also back as a warning for other witnesses within the investigation who obtain declined to talk with the committee.
“I survey this as an early test of whether or no longer our democracy modified into once recovering. If our law is to imply one thing, it has to be utilized equally,” acknowledged Schiff. “And so I’m very happy the Justice Department has moved forward on this vogue.”
Teaganne Finn is a political reporter for NBC Info.