Representative Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat on the select panel, read out a text message from an unnamed Georgia government official sent to Meadows during the Jan. 2 appeal.
“Must end this conversation,” the official wrote. “I don’t think this will be productive for long.”
Rep. Adam Schiff, another California Democrat on the committee, read a text from an unknown number applauding the possible appointment of Jeffery Clark as acting attorney general, while Trump tried to get the Justice Department to back up his false claims of voter fraud. Clark was one of the major advocates of the Justice Department’s insistence on using the department’s power to investigate baseless claims of voter fraud, but he was rejected by the department’s leaders.
“I heard that Jeff Clark will be deployed on Monday. That’s great. It will make a lot of patriots happy, and I’m personally so proud that you are on the tip of the spear, and I could call you a friend,” the text reads. to read Meadows.
The Jan. 6 committee members did not identify who sent Meadows the messages they revealed Tuesday. But they argued the messages were part of a litany of evidence showing how Meadows disdained Congress after he reversed his decision to cooperate with the committee’s investigation.
“Mr. Meadows has received numerous text messages, which he drafted without any claim to privilege, pleading with Mr. Trump to take specific action that we all know his duty requires,” Republican Representative Liz Cheney said. Wyoming, one of two Republicans in the select group. Commission. “Indeed, some of those text messages, Madam Speaker, were coming from members in the room at this time.”
When the select committee on Monday passed its resolution treating Meadows with disdain, the panel revealed that Meadows had voluntarily provided dozens of text messages he received on Jan. 6, including from Fox News personalities, lawmakers and the then-president’s son. Donald Trump Jr. .