In June of 1972, five men broke into the Democratic National Committee, an act that inspired the investigation into Watergate. While it remains the only time that a president was forced out of office (President Nixon resigned on August 8, 1974), the investigation took much longer than most Americans today think it did.
Today, the @January6thCmte learned that Mark Meadows will not further cooperate.
Why he can discuss Jan 6 in a book, but not with Congress, is inexplicable. His deposition will proceed as planned.
If he fails to appear, he will be subject to criminal contempt.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 7, 2021
On January 6, 2021, a president did the unthinkable, inspiring an insurrection against the United States government that he was elected to lead. The twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice, Donald Trump, as well as his cronies – Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, Mark Meadows, and others – are under investigation and doing everything they can to drag out the process, hoping that Republicans will take over the House in 2022 so they can shut the investigation down.
On Tuesday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, stopped cooperating with the January 6th investigative committee. Although it is unknown what information he had already offered, his new lack of cooperation will not go unpunished.
On the same day, Trump’s former campaign manager and White House strategist Steve Bannon received a court date of July 18, 2022, more than six months after he was charged with contempt of Congress. The delays are frustrating and Americans are ready to see some progress on holding Trump and his friends accountable for their crimes. However, the investigation is not over, and Bannon and Meadows have not yet escaped justice.
Twitter expressed their frustration with the delay at the news of Meadows’ refusal to comply. Read some of their comments below: