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Glenn Kirschner: Why Mark Meadows Must Now be Indicted for Contempt of Congress (just as happened to Steve Bannon)


November 15,2021

On the exact same day Steve Bannon was criminally indicted for contempt of Congress, Mark Meadows refused to appear in violation of a congressional subpoena, thereby committing the crime of . . . contempt of Congress. Congress must now vote to hold Meadows in contempt and refer him for prosecution. This video reviews the way subpoenas work, how one goes about LAWFULLY asserting a privilege (spoiler alert – not by flat out refusing to appear), and why Meadows’ attorney’s claim that “the matter of executive privilege must be litigated in court” is NOT how it works. Accordingly, just as was the case with Bannon, we are now on Mark Meadows Indictment Watch.

About Glenn Kirschner

Glenn Kirschner brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. Glenn is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and teaches criminal law at George Washington University.

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