Jan. 6 panel threatens Meadows with contempt

The leaders of the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol are vowing to launch criminal charges against Mark Meadows if he refuses to cooperate in the probe.

Meadows, who was chief of staff to then-President Trump at the time of the violent siege, is scheduled to testify privately before the panel on Wednesday, a date set after he recently agreed to participate in the probe after initially refusing.

But Meadows reversed course again this week, informing the committee that he won’t attend Wednesday’s deposition, according to Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who are leading the investigation.