Mark Meadows, Trump’s former chief of staff, has brought on a top Republican lawyer to handle the House’s Jan. 6 investigation. Two people familiar with the matter told POLITICO that George Terwilliger, the deputy attorney general during the George H. W. Bush administration, is representing Meadows for the select committee’s inquiry into the Capitol attack. Terwilliger confirmed that he represents Meadows, who did not respond to a request for comment.
Over the years Terwilliger has worked on a host of politically charged legal fights, including on George W. Bush’s legal team during the 2000 Florida recount and representing Bush-era attorney general Alberto Gonzales in the wake of the U.S. attorneys scandal. More recently, Terwilliger represented former Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) when the Justice Department probed Schock for corruption. DOJ dropped the charges against Schock and reached a settlement with him.
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Scoop: Mark Meadows has retained George Terwilliger – a prominent conservative lawyer who was DAG at DOJ when Barr did his first stint as AG – to represent him on Jan. 6.
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