Why Mark Meadows Is Following in the Path of Steve Bannon


Paramount Trump loyalist Steve Bannon hates the second branch of our government, which is why he’s been indicted for contempt of Congress.


He surrendered his passport and was released on bail (https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/15/trump-ally-steve-bannon-surrenders-on-charges-stemming-from-jan-6.html). He won’t be going to trial until June.


The January 6 Insurrection Investigating Committee, ably chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss), was on the brink of obtaining testimony and records from Trump’s former Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows.


Meadows, a former Congressman from the Bathroom State of North Carolina, is best described as a political dinosaur, given that he is a Tea Party fave and is one of the founders of the House Freedom Caucus.


So we here at AP found it most interesting that in 2014, he sold 134 acres of land in Dinosaur, Colorado to somebody’s version of an “earth creationist” group(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Meadows#Early_life_and_education).


Meadows had agreed to give a deposition to the Thompson Committee, but now he’s reneged (https://www.politico.com/news/2021/12/08/meadows-sues-pelosi-jan-6-select-panel-523968).


After all, his book, The Chief’s Chief, was published yesterday, and promptly aroused Trump’s ire. 


Interesting, ‘cause everybody knows that no Republican pol has a chance unless Trump likes him and endorses him.


So we sent associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones to talk to Meadows.


“Jessica,” Meadows began, "you’re plenty smart, so you already know that unless I can get Trump’s blessing, I ain’t goin’ anywhere, I would just have to go back to Asheville and feel sorry for myself that I’m not one of the Vanderbilt descendants, who live in the Biltmore Estate just outside Asheville.”


“You should feel sorry for me, Jessica, you tell your friend the solitary reporter that.”