Representative Zoe Lofgren:
Well, the truth is, we don’t know what the Justice Department is doing, and it’s really not the usual order for the Justice Department to report to us. That’s not how they’re supposed to act.
However, we have referred the Mark Meadows case to the DOJ for prosecution. We did not do this lightly. And the former chief of staff took the position — and there’s no authority for that in the case law — that he didn’t have to come and answer questions.
Now, if there’s a privilege he wants to assert, he can come in and assert that privilege. And there may be cases where this privilege would be justified. But, clearly, in case he had already spoken about things, he waived the privilege. When he was speaking to state lawmakers, not the former president, it was not privileged.
So that’s — what he did is completely outlawed. And I just don’t understand why the Department of Justice is taking so long to take action on this. It’s – I hope they do some work. We certainly are.