1/6 Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) warned that the DOJ’s refusal to prosecute Mark Meadows may impede the committee.
Video of Schiff:
Transcript through CBS’s Face The Nation:
MARGARET BRENNAN: You put on loads of hats, however I wish to ask you in regards to the January 6 committee that you simply serve on. The Justice Division, as you understand, on Friday determined to not prosecute the previous chief of workers, Mark Meadows, or social media director, Dan Scavino, for refusing to cooperate along with your committee. We all know the committee stated that was puzzling. Is it your understanding that- that these males are immune from all prosecution?
REP. SCHIFF: No, they’re not. And it is rather puzzling why these two witnesses could be handled in another way than the 2 that the Justice Division is prosecuting. There is no such thing as a absolute immunity. These witnesses have very related testimony to supply when it comes to what went into the violence of January 6, the propagation of the massive lie, and the concept witnesses may merely fail to indicate up. And when the statute requires the Justice Division to current these instances to the grand jury, they don’t, is deeply troubling. We hope to get extra perception from the Justice Division, however it’s a- I feel, a grave disappointment, and will impede our work if different witnesses suppose they will, likewise, refuse to indicate up with impunity.
The DOJ appears afraid of the chief privilege argument, although courts in any respect ranges have shot it down in the midst of the 1/6 Committee investigation.
Rep. Schiff is appropriate. By deciding to not prosecute Meadows, the DOJ has given incentive to others within the Trump White Home to not cooperate. There is no such thing as a govt privilege for prison exercise.
Until Mark Meadows is already below federal investigation for different crimes, the DOJ’s obvious timidness is just not useful to the 1/6 Committee.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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