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Meadows’ aide meets with January 6 committee for SIX hours  


Aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows meets with January 6 committee for SIX hours

  • Ben Williamson, a top aide to ex-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, spent between six and seven hours speaking to the January 6 committee
  • The Q&A took place virtually on Tuesday, CNN reported Wednesday 
  • Williamson was among the officials with ‘close ties’ to former President Donald Trump subpoenaed by the committee on November 9 
  • The subpoena noted that Williamson was reportedly contacted by former White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah amid the attack 
  • Farah urged Williamson and Meadows to have Trump issue a statement condemning the violence
  • The committee also wanted information about some of Meadows’ communications including with Georgia election officials
  • Additionally, lawmakers wanted to know what Meadows said to January 6 rally organizers, DOJ officials about voter fraud and federal officials amid the attack 
  • Meadows initially turned over texts and documents to the committee, only to reverse course and say he wouldn’t cooperate
  • That means the former chief of staff could be held in contempt of Congress  


Ben Williamson, a top aide to ex-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, spent between six and seven hours Tuesday speaking virtually to members of the January 6 committee. 

CNN reported Wednesday that Williamson went ahead with an interview – while Meadows declined the cooperate any further, meaning he could be held in contempt of Congress. 

Williamson was among the officials with ‘close ties’ to former President Donald Trump subpoenaed by the committee on November 9.   

Ben Williamson (right) spent between six and seven hours speaking virtually to members of the January 6 committee, who want to know about some of the communications Williamson’s boss, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (right), was having 

Williamson was subpoenaed by the Democrat-led committee in early November alongside a number of aides of former President Donald Trump about the January 6 Capitol attack (pictured)

Williamson was subpoenaed by the Democrat-led committee in early November alongside a number of aides of former President Donald Trump about the January 6 Capitol attack (pictured) 

The original subpoena had requested Williamson sit for a deposition on December 2.  

The subpoena noted that Williamson, a deputy assistant to the president and a senior adviser to Meadows, was reportedly contacted by former White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah amid the attack. 

Farah urged Williamson and Meadows to have Trump issue a statement condemning the violence. 

The subpoena also said that Williamson might be able to offer testimony on Meadows’ communications with Georgia election officials, organizers of the January 6 ‘stop the steal’ rally that preceded the Capitol attack, Department of Justice officials with whom voter fraud was discussed and federal officials the chief of staff might have reached out to during the storming of the Capitol. 

Williamson was subpoenaed alongside former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and Trump’s top immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, among others.

Meadows had turned over a number of text messages and documents before reversing course and announcing he would not cooperate with the Democrat-led select committee. 

Among those text messages was one Farah said belonged to her. 

‘You guys have to say something. Even if the president’s not willing to put out a statement, you should go to the [cameras] and say, “We condemn this. Please stand down.” If you don’t, people are going to die,’ she warned. 

Speaking to CNN’s Michael Smerconish Farah said, ‘that is my text.’ 

She said it was ‘horrifying’ because it was about an ‘hour before Ashli Babbitt died and it was a few hours before we learned that Officer Sicknick died.’ 

‘There was a window where people of good conscience could have spoken up and stopped the violence,’ she noted. 

Farah also told Smerconish she was surprised Meadows wouldn’t play ball with the committee.  

‘I’m stunned that he’s not cooperating,’ she said. ‘It’s never too late to do the right thing.’

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