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Jan. 6 panel faces setbacks in tussles with key witnesses

Added 12-07-21 07:22:02pm EST - “The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol encountered dual setbacks on Tuesday in its attempts to corral key witnesses.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Jan. 6 panel faces setbacks in tussles with key witnesses”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol encountered dual setbacks on Tuesday in its attempts to corral key witnesses.

Early Tuesday, former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows withdrew his cooperation with the investigation — just over a week after signaling that he would comply with the panel’s demands for documents and testimony — after the two parties failed to reach an agreement on terms.

“We have made efforts over many weeks to reach an accommodation with the committee,” Meadows lawyer George Terwilliger told Fox News.

Committee heads warned they might pursue contempt of Congress proceedings against Mr. Meadows if he fails to cooperate on Wednesday. 

In a letter to the committee, Mr.  Terwilliger said that a deposition would be “untenable” because the Jan. 6 panel “has no intention of respecting boundaries” concerning questions that Mr. Trump has claimed are off-limits because of executive privilege, the Associated Press reported.

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