Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows sent an email saying the National Guard would be present to ‘protect pro Trump people’ in the lead up to the US Capitol insurrection, according to a new contempt report released by the January 6 committee Sunday night.
It was just one of several new details in the report about Meadows’ actions before and during January 6, as well as his role in attempting to overturn the 2020 election. The resolution comes after the panel informed Meadows last week that it had “no choice” but to advance criminal contempt proceedings against him given that he had decided to no longer cooperate.
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In an email sent Jan. 5, Meadows said the National Guard was on standby to “protect pro Trump people,” according to the contempt resolution – which raises more questions about why the Guard was withheld for hours while more than 140 officers were injured.https://t.co/bb2OAmmI7Z
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