Schiff says Jan. 6 Home committee will transfer shortly to refer Meadows for felony contempt

White Home Chief of Workers Mark Meadows gestures as he walks again to the West Wing following an interview with FOX Information outdoors the White Home on October 25, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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Two days after failing to look for a scheduled deposition in entrance of the choose Home committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, lawmakers are working shortly to refer Mark Meadows, former president Donald Trump’s ex-White Home chief of employees, for felony contempt, Rep. Adam Schiff mentioned.

“I am assured we’ll transfer in a short time with respect to Mr. Meadows additionally, however we wish to be sure that we’ve the strongest potential case to current to the Justice Division and for the Justice Division to current to a grand jury,” Schiff (D-Calif.) mentioned Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The panel beforehand warned {that a} no-show might result in him being present in contempt of Congress. It might comply with related actions in opposition to Steve Bannon, a former Trump advisor. The Home final month voted to carry Bannon in contempt of Congress for ignoring a subpoena for his deposition and information.

“When finally witnesses resolve, as Meadows has, that they don’t seem to be even going to trouble displaying up, that they’ve that a lot contempt for the legislation, then it just about forces our hand and we’ll transfer shortly,” Schiff instructed NBC.

The pair are amongst greater than a dozen former Trump White Home officers and allies who’ve acquired subpoenas for testimony and paperwork from the choose committee. The panel is investigating the occasions that led as much as, in addition to the day of, the Jan. 6 riot.

—CNBC’s Dan Mangan contributed to this report.

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