It was revealed today — by the January 6th committee — that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows sent an email saying the National Guard would be present to ‘protect pro Trump people’ in the days leading up to the US Capitol insurrection.

Meadows, as you’ll remember, has declared he will no longer cooperate with the investigation. In response, the committee will file ‘criminal contempt proceedings’ against Trump’s lackey  Chief of Staff

But when an email was discovered that indicated Meadows had earlier said the National Guard would protect MAGA supporters, it lead the Committee to wonder more about his role in the Capitol riot. Why call out the National Guard unless you are expecting violence?

“Mr. Meadows participated in meetings and calls during which the participants reportedly discussed the need to ”fight” back against ”mounting evidence” of purported voter fraud after courts had considered and overwhelmingly rejected Trump campaign claims of voter fraud and other election irregularities,” part of the reports states.

The Committee is asking for all text and email exchanges leading up to January 6th.