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Mark Meadows to stop cooperating with the Jan. 6 panel

Added 12-07-21 12:07:01pm EST - “The decision comes a week after Meadows' attorney said the former White House chief of staff would voluntarily speak with the committee.” - Npr.org

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Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows listens as former President Donald Trump speaks about a Sudan-Israel peace agreement in the Oval Office on October 23, 2020. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows listens as former President Donald Trump speaks about a Sudan-Israel peace agreement in the Oval Office on October 23, 2020.

In an about face, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will no longer cooperate with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The announcement from Meadow's attorney comes a week after Meadows said he would appear for an initial deposition and providing documents to the committee.

"We now must decline the opportunity to appear voluntarily for a deposition," Meadows' attorney George Terwilliger wrote to the committee in a letter obtained by NPR.

"Mr. Meadows has consistently sought in good faith to pursue an accommodation with the Select Committee and up until yesterday we believed that could be obtained," Terwilliger wrote, noting that Meadows agreed to cooperate and answer questions where he would not have to waive executive privilege. "We now have every indication from the information supplied to us last Friday ... that the Select Committee has no intention of respecting boundaries concerning Executive Privilege."

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