The real reason Mark Meadows is so afraid of the January 6th Committee

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The doomsday pundits are all insisting that Mark Meadows is snubbing the 1/6 committee because Steve Bannon hasn’t been indicted yet. Yeah right. That doesn’t even make sense. Meadows isn’t the sharpest tool in the drawer, but he (or at least his legal team) surely understands that Bannon isn’t going to magically get away with contempt of Congress.

The more realistic explanation: Mark Meadows is under confirmed criminal investigation for 2020 election related crimes by the Fulton County District Attorney in Georgia, and fears incriminating himself by cooperating with the 1/6 committee.

It’s very likely the same reason Bannon isn’t cooperating; he’s reportedly under criminal investigation in New York. Bannon and Meadows would rather face the short potential prison sentence that comes with contempt charges, than incriminate themselves in state probes where they’re facing years in prison.

Note how the two big names confirmed to be defying 1/6 committee subpoenas thus far are the same two big names who are confirmed to be under state level criminal investigation. This isn’t particularly difficult to parse.


But none of these facts are compatible with the “They’re going to get away with it all because Merrick Garland hasn’t yet waved an instant magic wand” narrative that most pundits are currently milking for retweets and TV bookings. So these facts get conveniently ignored.

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