WATCH: Attorney General Dodges Question On Meadows Contempt Charge
A reporter at the Department of Justice on Friday asked Attorney General Merrick Garland the question that’s been on many minds of late: Why hasn’t former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows been formally charged with criminal contempt of Congress?
On December 14 the full House of Representatives sent DOJ a contempt of Congress referral for Meadows. Since that time even more damning information has been reported by the press.
The attorney general was not just unwilling to give a direct answer, he was unwilling to even confirm there was a referral sent to DOJ, a commonly-known fact that is also in the official Congressional Record.
"Four months is a gracious plenty of time to make a decision about whether to prosecute Meadows, especially since SCOTUS has mostly resolved the executive privilege argument,” former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance noted on Twitter.
Reporter: It\u2019s been coming up on four months now since Congress referred Mark Meadows to you guys for contempt of Congress\u2026 What\u2019s taking so long?pic.twitter.com/6Bw6OXDLIT— Acyn (@Acyn) 1648835997
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