Friday, July 1, 2022

Meadows Involved In Witness Tampering?


To paraphrase the words of former White House lawyer Eric Herschmann to Trumpist loon John Eastman, it looks like former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows may need to get himself a great effing criminal defense lawyer. CNN reports:

"One of people who may have been trying to influence Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony did so at the behest of former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, according to multiple sources familiar with information gathered by the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection.

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the vice chairwoman of the committee, brought up two examples of possible witness intimidation at a hearing featuring Hutchinson, who was an aide to Meadows in the Trump White House, earlier this week, without naming a witness or who made contact. Sources now tell CNN that both instances recounted by Cheney were directed at Hutchinson, and that Hutchinson believes the messages were intended to impact her testimony. [snip]

In one instance, Cheney said a witness received a call in which someone said: '(A person) let me know you have your deposition tomorrow. He wants me to let you know that he’s thinking about you. He knows you’re loyal, and you’re going to do the right thing when you go in for your deposition.'

Multiple sources now tell CNN the witness was Hutchinson and the “person” referred to in the message, which was redacted in the version projected on a screen during the hearing, was Meadows." (our emphasis)

There are reports that the House Select Committee for January 6 may make one or more criminal referrals to the Justice Department alleging witness tampering. In addition, financial sources controlled by the Malignant Loser reportedly payed up to $500,000 for the legal expenses of witnesses to the January 6 coup attempt and events leading up to it. 

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