The New York Times reports:
Mr. Meadows — Mr. Trump’s final White House chief of staff — initially declined to answer certain questions, sticking to his former boss’s position that they were shielded by executive privilege. But when prosecutors working for the special counsel, Jack Smith, challenged Mr. Trump’s executive privilege claims before a judge, Mr. Meadows pivoted.
Even though he risked enraging Mr. Trump, he decided to trust Mr. Smith’s team, according to a person familiar with the matter. Mr. Meadows quietly arranged to talk with them not only about the steps the former president took to stay in office, but also about his handling of classified documents after he left.
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The most detailed look so far at Mark Meadows’ legal strategy and behind-the-scenes dealings with Jack Smith’s office. (& still a lot remains unknown). Here’s a gift link so you can read it for free. w @alanfeuer @lukebroadwater @maggieNYT https://t.co/cncGdn8ChG
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) August 22, 2023
The potential damage of Meadows as a witness against Trump is mounting. A new report says that Meadows previously wrote that Trump left the secret Iran attack plans on a couch during an interview with a ghost writer. https://t.co/pOjfZBFGKu
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) August 22, 2023