Jan. 6 committee prepares to publicly name GOP lawmakers now being linked Trump's attempted coup: report
More Republican lawmakers and aides connected to former President Donald Trump's attempted coup will be publicly named as the Jan. 6 investigation continues.
According to HuffPost, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chair of the House Select Committee, has indicated that the names of those individuals are reportedly tied to documents recently provided by former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
Speaking to reporters outside of the House chamber on Monday, December 13, Thompson weighed in with his take on the documents as he noted that they are "quite revealing."
“Information we have received has been quite revealing about members of Congress involved in the activities of Jan. 6 as well as staff," Thompson said.
While the Democratic lawmaker refused to specifically name the lawmakers involved, he did indicate that the names would be made public in the very near future.
Thompson: Information we have received has been quite revealing about members of Congress involved in the activities of January 6th as well as staffpic.twitter.com/FXcuBp2XBn— Acyn (@Acyn) 1639449401
Thompson's remarks followed House lawmakers' vote in favor of "recommending criminal charges against Meadows for failure to comply with a Congressional subpoena to testify about the assault on the U.S. Capitol."
NBC reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell inquired about Meadows' documents where some lawmakers told him, “sorry that it didn’t work out,” which is perceived to be a reference to Trump's attempted coup to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
The latest development follows Meadows' submission of documentation connected to the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. The documents included emails, text message records, and "a PowerPoint 'coup scheme' to overthrow the presidential election." HuffPost reports.
The PowerPoint, which detailed “Options for 6 JAN,” reportedly highlighted a scheme about Trump "declaring a national security emergency to delay the certification of the 2020 Electoral College results because of baseless claims of foreign 'control,' then manhandling the vote to keep Trump in the White House."
Although Meadows' attorney claimed he had no ties to the alleged PowerPoint, retired Army Col. Phil Waldron argues otherwise. Speaking to The Washington Post, Waldron claimed he "talked about it with Meadows up to 10 times and that he was part of a team that briefed several lawmakers about the plot the night before the insurrection," per HuffPost.
However, now Meadows has decided to stop cooperating with lawmakers, citing executive privilege.
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