Did you hear that? That was the sound of Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger and the rest of the Democrats’ hearts breaking as the DOJ refuses to bring charges against Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino for failing to appear before Pelosi’s Grand Inquisition. They are as mad as you can get but they failed to think for a moment, something Democrats frequently refuse to do.
The problem the DOJ had with charging Trump’s chief of staff and his deputy chief of staff is that if they did it would boomerang rather quickly. It was a gamble to charge Dr. Peter Navarro. The Republicans will take control of the House and possibly the Senate early in 2023 and when they do, the DOJ didn’t want to hand them carte blanche to start subpoenaing Biden’s advisers and cabinet officials.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) will not be charging former Trump White House officials Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino for refusing to cooperate with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, The New York Times reported, which cited a letter it reviewed on the matter as well as people familiar with the prosecutors’ decision.
The Friday letter that the Times reviewed was communication between U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves and House General Counsel Douglas Letter, the latter of whom was told about officials’ decision, according to the newspaper.
“Based on the individual facts and circumstances of their alleged contempt, my office will not be initiating prosecutions for criminal contempt as requested in the referral against Messrs. Meadows and Scavino,” Graves wrote in his message to Letter, according to the Times. “My office’s review of each of the contempt referrals arising from the Jan. 6 committee’s investigation is complete.”
“While today’s indictment of Peter Navarro was the correct decision by the Justice Department, we find the decision to reward Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino for their continued attack on the rule of law puzzling,” Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the panel, and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), chairwoman of the panel, said in a joint statement.