声明の中で, the Committee’s Democratic chairman, ミシシッピ担当者. ベニー・トンプソン, と共和党のランキングメンバー, ワイオミング州. エリザベス・チェイニー, said Meadows’ lawsuit won’t change their plans.
“氏. Meadows’s flawed lawsuit won’t succeed at slowing down the Select Committee’s investigation or stopping us from getting the information we’re seeking,” Thompson and Cheney said. “The Select Committee will meet next week to advance a report recommending that the House cite Mr. Meadows for contempt of Congress and refer him to the Department of Justice for prosecution.”
オン “イングラハムアングル“, host Laura Ingraham reported Meadows’ suit calls on the courts to block “two overly broad and unduly burdensome subpoenas from the committee issued in whole or part without legal authority and in violation of the Constitution.”
Meadows said that one of the subpoenas is against his telecommunications provider and is so overbroad, he could not determine a legislative reason for it.
“I can tell you they did this without notifying us. We came to the conclusion that they’re still going to try to question those personal private conversations that I had with the President of the United States and other senior officials in the West Wing. そして率直に言って, their scope is, もちろん, going to have to do. So we’re going to challenge it,” said Meadows, formerly a Republican congressman from North Carolina.
“教えられるよ, because certain non-privileged communications, I think what they will find is that no one in the White House had any advance knowledge of anything that was going to happen on that [1月 6] in terms of a breach of security,” 彼が追加した.
“I can also tell you that… President Trump not only authorized but encouraged the authorization of 10,000 National Guard leading up to that. That’s not something that you do if you’re anticipating, ええと, some kind of nefarious motive.”
“[T]hey are doing a fishing expedition,” he said of the committee. “It’s broadly believed that they’ve issued more subpoenas in the last two months than they have in the last decade.”
He said that Pelosi and Thompson are breaking recent precedent in that House Speakers of both parties have been otherwise “very judicious” in the serving of subpoenas, 今まで.
Ingraham later remarked that instead of Meadows’ [object Window], she and many Americans would like to see Pelosi’s communications with New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer from that day.