On CNN Monday, former Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) criticized former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for his role in promulgating lies about the election — and what lawyers in the White House at the time could reveal about what he was doing.
"We've ... learned that there was another memo, a couple more coup memos, another clear about instructions that Pence would take to overturn the election from Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis, and this was something Meadows sent to Pence via a top aide," said anchor Brianna Keilar. "What does that tell you about the orchestration of that day?"
"Well, again, I've called Mark Meadows the worst chief of staff ever," said Comstock. "The fact that he would forward a memo like the one written by Jenna Ellis, not a constitutional lawyer, you know, considered by any experts, that he would forward that to the Vice President's office as well as — remember, Mark Meadows, according to previous system, was forwarding 'Italygate' conspiracies to the Justice Department. When I was at the Justice Department, the chief of staff was not sending over anything like that, nor was the White House Counsel's Office.
"That's what's really interesting here," added Comstock. "The White House Counsel's Office getting their documents is going to be important because they're the dog that you haven't heard bark yet, and I would imagine since in the White House Counsel's Office those lawyers were telling the president he couldn't do these things, that these things were off the wall. We certainly have heard Bill Barr already on the record saying that these things were nonsense and that he told Trump himself that he had, I think, it was clowns for lawyers, was the effect of the representation that Barr made to Trump and told him how ridiculous these things were. And then he himself left, and I think that whole story probably still has more information there and these were serious conservative people respected by conservative organizations."
"So I think as we hear more of that and as we get — because even if Mark Meadows did for some reason, I don't know at all, but even if he did destroy emails, emails were sent to other people, so they're going to show up on another end," said Comstock. "All of this information coming forward that was sent to Pence's office, I imagine Pence people did not destroy those documents. So hopefully they will be subpoenaed to come in and tell those same stories also, and I don't think they're going to spend tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars to prop up the Big Lie, nor should they."
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