Mark Meadows will cease cooperation with Jan. 6 committee

Terwilliger said Meadows was looking to appear voluntarily before the committee and answer questions that Meadows believed were not protected by executive privilege…

Over the weekend, however, the committee demonstrated that they indeed planned to look into privileged subject matters, the attorney said. Terwilliger pointed to how, the committee had issued at least one subpoena to third parties for Meadows’s cell phone records, which Meadows intended to turn over voluntarily after screening them for privileged material.

Terwilliger also cited a recent comment from committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., that gave Meadows pause.

“The chairman of the committee … publicly said that another witness’s claiming of the Fifth Amendment would be tantamount to an admission of guilt,” Terwilliger said, adding that this called into question “exactly what is going on with this committee.”