Post #200. Bob McKnight's Florida Commentary
Meadows reversed himself and is now pleading for Executive Privilege while at the same time breaching Executive Privilege in the release of his money making book about Trump.
Sometimes we get a feeling about someone. It can be very good or conversely very bad. The first time I read about Congressman Mark Meadows was when he was claiming a degree from Florida State University. Not his appearance, but rather his facial expression convinced me it may not have been the truth. I was right, Meadows only attended FSU for one year. When reading about him, I found he lied again about his education, claiming that he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of South Florida. It turns out he received an Associate Degree of Arts, a 2 year degree.
I began watching his behavior and reaction to hard hitting questions from the Capitol Press Corps in Washington. I saw the same behavior--either outright lies, or failing to answer the questions asked. In a word, I found former Congressman Mark Meadows a phony.
So when his latest problems from the January 6th Insurrection surfaced for Meadows, I found his actions somewhat expected:
He apparently did not realize that he had no Executive Privilege in his Congressional Subpoena because only current Presidents can grant Executive Privilege. President Biden rejected Meadow's and Trump's Assertion of Executive Privilege.
So when he realized this, he thought by cooperating with the Committee that subpoenaed him, he would be given some leniency.
Meadows did not realize that former President Donald Trump did not want any of his Administration cooperating with any inquiry into January 6th. The former Congressman discovered this after he had submitted thousands of documents and a particularly important Power Point to the investigating Congressional Committee. Meadows decided to reverse his decision about cooperating with the Committee, but all of his submitted documents were already in the public domain.
Rather than look like he didn't know what he was doing, he said his reversal was because the Committee was conducting due diligence on his testimony, a routine Congressional practice. The Committee sensed blood in the water.
Unfortunately, Meadows was counting on a book deal to make his service to the President financially worthwhile. He had a pre-set release date that failed to take into account the timing of the release of proprietary information in the book.
Now Meadows was arguing for Executive Privilege while releasing sensitive information in the book that breached the same Executive Privilege he sought.
Although the outcome of the Criminal Contempt Charge for Meadows is undetermined as of this writing, it is very apparent that Meadows got caught up in his own lies. He has no one to blame but himself and is looking at a high probability of serving in prison as his payment for his service to our Country. Sad but true.