According to Representative Liz Cheney, who is the vice president of the House Select Committee investigating the chaos that ensued on January 6 at the Capitol, Meadows received multiple text messages from big name politicians and journalists which “leave no doubt that the White House knew exactly what was happening here at the Capitol.”
Among the big names telling Meadows to try to get President Trump to condemn the insurrection that day include Donald Trump Jr. and Laura Ingraham.
“He has got to condemn this s--t ASAP. The Capitol police tweet is not enough,” Don Jr. texted Meadows that day, according to the text messages Cheney revealed last night.
“I'm pushing it hard, I agree,” Meadows allegedly responded.
"We need an Oval Office address. He needs to lead now. It has gone too far and gotten out of hand," Don Jr. reportedly continued telling Meadows.
But Don Jr. wasn’t the only one pleading with Meadows to have the former president denounce and condemn the riot and insurrection.
“Mark, the president needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home, this is hurting all of us. He is destroying his legacy,” Laura Ingraham texted Meadows saying.
These text messages were revealed last night as the House Select Committee were voting whether or not to recommend charging Meadows with contempt of Congress. A vote that ended up passing unanimously 9-0.
But even though the text messages sent to Meadows are proof that the White House knew the destruction unfolding at the Capitol on January 6, that didn’t stop the former chief of staff from appearing on Fox News last night and downplaying his and former President Trump’s potential role in the riots.
“Let's be clear about this, this is not about me - holding me in contempt. It's not even about making the Capitol safer,” Meadows said while appearing on Sean Hannity last night. “We've seen that by the selective leaks that are going on right now. This is about Donald Trump and about actually going after him once again.”