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Trump hypes new Mark Meadows memoir as his former chief faces deadline to testify

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President Donald Trump made a long and glowing statement Wednesday night about his former chief of staff Mark Meadows’ upcoming memoir — just before a deadline imposed by the Jan. 6 commission for the appearance of Meadows and other witnesses.

Trump’s statement did not specify whether or not he had read a pre-order of the book, but he noted that it is “available for pre-order now and doing very well.”

His praise came after the Jan. 6 select committee subpoenaed Meadows, demanding that he appear and provide documents about Trump’s activities on and before Jan. 6.

Trump gushed about the book in a statement from his ‘Save America’ PAC — even providing a link for pre-purchase. It is available in hardcover for $28.

President Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to pre-order a pasture by former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who has been subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 select committee

“If you want to know more about politics, truth, our great governance and exciting achievements that took place in government, order your copy now. Remember that there has never been an administration like ours. We’ve done things no other government thought they could do,” he said.

Trump wrote that the memoir “would make an incredible Christmas present, and with the United States’ supply lines all dead, and with thousands of ships unable to unload because of incompetent leadership, you won’t have anything else to buy anyway.” Seriously, it’s a great book, and Mark Meadows and his wonderful wife Debbie are wonderful people,” Trump wrote.

Meadow's Memoirs, The Chief's Chief

Meadow’s Memoirs, The Chief’s Chief

The commission has identified Meadows as a key figure who may have information about Trump’s attempts to nullify the election, including his pressure on state and local election officials to pursue Trump’s fraud claims.

According to the subpoena, “We understand that in the weeks following the November 2020 election, you contacted several state officials to encourage investigations into allegations of voter fraud, even after such allegations were dismissed by state and federal courts, and after the electoral college had met and voted on December 14, 2020.’

Emails also indicate that Meadows has prompted former Acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen to investigate claims that Italians hacked voting machines using satellites.

His level of cooperation is unknown. The committee released a statement last week criticizing former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who opposes the committee’s efforts, citing Trump’s claim of executive privilege.

“While Mr. Meadows and Mr. Patel are so far in talks with the Select Committee, Mr. Bannon has indicated that he will try to hide behind vague references to the former president’s privileges,” said a statement from Chairman Rep. benny. Thompson and Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.). “The select committee fully expects all these witnesses to meet our requirements for both documents and testimony.”

“It’s available for pre-order now,” Trump wrote

The commission is demanding information about Meadow's efforts to encourage the Justice Department to pursue electoral fraud claims, and about his outreach to state election officials amid Trump's attempt to nullify the election.

The commission is demanding information about Meadow’s efforts to encourage the Justice Department to pursue electoral fraud claims, and about his outreach to state election officials amid Trump’s attempt to nullify the election.

Rep.  Adam Schiff (D-CA) has said lawmakers who break the rules will be criminally despised

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has said lawmakers who break the rules will be criminally despised

Meadows deemed the Jan. 6 probe unnecessary when asked by Fox News host Laura Ingraham about a threat from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and other lawmakers to criminally contempt witnesses for ignoring subpoenas.

“Listen, I’ll let the lawyers handle all that, Laura,” he said.

‘I can say this. When I talk to people, they say, well, we’ve already been through two accusations. Why did we endure an impeachment from Donald Trump on this issue? And now we’re holding hearings. They don’t quite understand that. The American people know it’s political as usual.”

In his memoir, The Chiefs Chief, there is a cover quote from Trump calling him a “great chief of staff.”

According to a blurb touting the book by the publisher, “You’ve heard the fake news about President Trump’s harrowing final year in the White House. Now read the truth, written by the man who saw it all happen.”

The Meadows letter says it appears he was in “proximity” to Trump on Jan. 6, communicating with Trump and others “relating to the events at the Capitol” and “witnessing the events of the day” .

It also cites documents already obtained from the Justice Department, stating that “while you were the President’s Chief of Staff, you communicated directly with senior Justice Department officials and requested investigations into electoral fraud in several states.”

The panel is seeking documents and testimony from Meadows.

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