Meadows’ autobiography, The Chief’s Head was published for purchase on Tuesday
Meadows, in his book, wrote that former President Donald Trump instructed Mark Meadows, his Chief of Staff at the time to “bust some heads” and arrest Black Lives Matter protestors outside the White House on Lafayette Square in June 2020.
Trump’s photo op was cleared by the demonstrators holding a Bible before St. John’s Episcopal Church.
US Park Police and National Guard troops used tear gas, mounted officers and other violent tactics to disperse peaceful protestors blocking Pennsylvania Avenue. Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley were able to cross the street.
Meadows claims that Ivanka Trump came up with this stunt, although Trump was already upset by protesters blocking streets in front of his White House residence.
Meadows, in his memoir The Chief’s chief, wrote Tuesday that Trump was ‘growing anxious’ following a ‘he gave an order for the park’ to be cleared and it wasn’t being followed.
This demonstration, along with others that occurred nationwide during the same time, was sparked in part by Derek Chauvin’s killing of George Floyd (a Minneapolis black resident).
Meadows recalls that “the various law enforcement organizations that were supposed be under Bill Barr’s control were clearly not communicating with each others and it did not appear that one arrest had been made yet,” Meadows said of June 1, 2020.
An ex-White House official said that Trump called him when he was feeling ‘fed up’. He believed protesters were trying pull down Andrew Jackson’s statue.
Meadows recalled saying, “It seems like we have an issue out there.”
These events were preceding Trump’s now-famous photo shoot at St. John’s Episcopal Church, June 1, 2020.
US Park Police officers and National Guard soldiers violently expelled protestors from Lafayette Square. It was located between the White House and the Church.
‘They’re trying to tear down statues and vandalizing the park. I presume that they are authorized to use whatever law enforcement necessary to solve this problem?
Meadows stated that Trump had ‘enough’ at the time.
According to Rolling Stone Trump, Trump said that he had the authority to… You should go and arrest some people and bust some heads. This is what we need to do.
Meadows said, “I wasn’t quite ready to crack anything,”
He described going to Secret Service Chief at the White House front door and telling him that President Trump had ordered Pennsylvania Avenue to be opened.
Meadows stated that Trump called for law enforcement officers to stop harassing activists, but it was evident that officers at the ground believed the exact same thing.
Meadows is a North Carolina former Congressman who was in trouble last night after the House Select Committee that investigated the Jan 6 Capitol Riot said it had “no other choice” but to proceed with the contempt vote. If Meadows did not show up at his deposition scheduled for this morning, the House would have no choice but to take the matter further.
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Meadows had been ordered by him to make arrests and bust heads so he could clear the way to the church.
His daughter Ivanka, allegedly came up with the idea for the photo shoot on that day.
Meadows didn’t appear, as he said to lawmakers through his lawyer yesterday.
Thompson reported on Tuesday that the Select Committee was forced to recommend contempt proceedings against Mr. Meadows and recommended that the body where he once served him be referred for criminal prosecution.
But among the materials he did turn over is a 38-page PowerPoint presentation titled ‘Election Fraud, Foreign Interference & Options for 6 JAN’ that was to be provided ‘on the hill.’
Thompson’s letter indicates that Meadows exchanged emails regarding the long presentation, up to and including the day prior to the Capitol attack.
Additional bombshell information was also disclosed in Meadows’ letter to Meadows lawyer about communications sent to the committee by the ex-North Carolina congressman.
Undoubtedly, the most telling is the text exchange Meadows had with an unidentified federal legislator after the November 2020 election.
The correspondence refers to an “November 6, 2020” text exchange with a Member Congress about the appointment of alternate electors within certain states. This was apparently part of a plan, which the Member recognized would be “highly controversy”. To which Mr. Meadows appears to have replied “I love it “.
Thompson’s letter suggests that the House might vote to refer Meadows before Friday to the Justice Department to be charged with criminal offenses.