In the news today, we are hearing quite a bit about of obstinate attitudes of some of Donald Trump’s inner circle in regard to cooperating with the select committee investigating the events of January 6th. Mark Meadows, Kayleigh McEnany, and others appear to be awaiting some sort of adjudication regarding the issue of executive privilege before providing documents and testimony, despite the recent charges leveled against Steve Bannon.
But, according to the latest reports, it’s only the big names in Trump World who are abstaining.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., a member of the US House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection, said on Saturday that many of the more than 200 witnesses who were voluntarily interviewed by the committee are former Trump administration officials, CNN reported.
“Let me not be that specific, but let me say certainly there have been people, part of the Trump administration, who have spoken to us and provided important insights that have led us to further questions,” said Lofgren in response to questions about if they were White House staffers, according to CNN.
And, what’s more:
Some of the witnesses volunteered their testimony on the condition of being issued a supoena for “cover,” Lofgren told CNN.
The aforementioned Mark Meadows is likely the next Trump confidante to face potential contempt charges over his refusal to appear before the committee, with a decision on those charges likely coming in the next few days.