Mark Meadows, the final Chief of Staff under former President Donald Trump’s administration, reportedly testified before a federal grand jury on Tuesday. American media sources say the jury is gathering evidence for an investigation led by Jack Smith’s office, a special advisor appointed by the Attorney General.
It remains unclear whether Meadows’ testimony pertains to Trump’s efforts to cling to power after losing the 2020 elections, his handling of hundreds of classified documents after leaving office, or both. However, reliable sources confirmed to ABC News that Meadows responded to questions about Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election results and the former president’s mishandling of classified documents he retained.
Meadows’ attorney declined to comment on whether Meadows testified before the grand jury, maintaining that his client is committed to telling the truth when legally obliged to do so.
Despite a series of witnesses appearing before the grand jury or interviewing federal investigators, Meadows has largely stayed out of the public eye. Some of Trump’s advisors believe that he could be a crucial witness in the investigations, especially as the former president frequently questioned his assistants about Meadows’ “performance,” according to insiders.
Mark Meadows was present during crucial moments before and after the 2020 elections, privy to many essential pieces of information. This was affirmed by several text messages Meadows forwarded to the Capitol attack investigation committee set up by the House of Representatives. Although he decided to stop cooperating with the committee, these messages provided a roadmap for the investigations, according to House insiders.
In relation to the documents case, two informed individuals said that Meadows was aware of the National Archives Administration’s efforts to recover nearly 20 boxes of presidential materials that Trump allegedly took with him when he left the White House in January 2021. Meadows, as one of Trump’s representatives to the Archive Administration, reportedly had a role in discussing the matter with the former president.
Evidence suggests that Mark Meadows may be linked to crucial proof in the investigations. A recorded interview with two individuals assisting the former Chief of Staff in writing memoirs about his years in the White House was revealed by Trump.