It’s hard to say what’s really going on behind closed doors while Nancy Pelosi’s witch hunt committee continues to target Donald Trump and his former associates, most of whom refuse to cooperate.
However, it becomes a little concerning when news breaks of close Trump allies meeting with members of the House Select Committee investigating the events leading up to the Jan. 6 protest.
It appears that former Trump White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany appeared before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot Wednesday afternoon.
The meeting was conducted virtually months after McEnany was subpoenaed by the panel. McEnany was reported by CNN to have been absent from Fox News’s talk show, Outnumbered, which she co-hosts along with Harris Faulkner and Emily Compagno on the day of her rumored meeting.
“As White House Press Secretary, you made multiple public statements from the White House and elsewhere about purported fraud in the November 2020 election, which individuals who attacked the U.S. Capitol echoed on January 6,” Chairman Bennie Thompson said in a letter to McEnany on Nov. 9.
“In a press conference after the election, you claimed that there are ‘very real claims’ of fraud that the Trump re-election campaign was pursuing, and said that mail-in voting was one that ‘we have identified as being particulary prone to fraud,'” the subpoena from Thompson continues.
Jan. 6 select committee chair @BennieGThompson just told me former WH press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is appearing before the panel today – virtually.
— Ellis Kim (@elliskkim) January 12, 2022
The Jan. 6 committee has issued a flurry of subpoenas to other people in former President Donald Trump’s orbit, including Steve Bannon, who was indicted by a federal grand jury for defying a subpoena from the committee, and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who has been referred to the Justice Department for prosecution for not fully cooperating with a subpoena.
Members of the panel have said more than 300 people have been interviewed about the events surrounding the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, including another Trump White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham.
The committee sought McEnany’s records from the National Archives, including several hundred pages of her talking points from prepared binders that she had at the time. Trump has taken a fight over executive privilege to court in a bid to block the panel from obtaining certain documents.
It’s still unknown what approach McEnany took when dealing with the 1/6 witch hunters. She could have told them to “F*** Yourself” for all we know.
Author: Asa McCue