Despite being warned to do otherwise, former President Donald Trump is still communicating with Mark Meadows, who is currently in the crosshairs of the Jan. 6 Select Committee.
Although former Chief of Staff Meadows and Trump have had a strained relationship since exiting the White House and advised to reduce communication, CNN reports the two have spoken numerous times.
The communication is most worrying to Trump’s legal, as they speculate Meadows could face scrutiny from the Department of Justice as they investigate Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
When questioned about the concerns from those in Trump’s camp, Meadows’s attorney George Terwilliger dismissed the concern as “idle and uninformed speculation, apparently by people that know little but talk a lot.”
The DOJ has been running an inquiry of its own alongside the Jan. 6 Select Committee’s much more public inquiry. Although there hasn’t been any confirmation from the DOJ about the direction of the investigation, reports have surfaced that the focus is on the alternate elector scheme.
Others have also pointed to more behind-the-scenes strategies to challenge the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election.
Following reports that witnesses were questioned before a Grand Jury about Trump’s involvement in efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, Trump’s attorneys have begun preparing for possible charges.
The communication between Trump and Meadows could also face scrutiny, following the bombshell testimony by Meadows’s former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson.
Hutchinson testified that Meadows was in several meetings with Trump allies where ways to overturn the election were discussed.