Though the Rolling Stone article was light on details around the committee’s review of Meadows' finances, it did note that the committee has “asked some witnesses specific questions about Meadows’ financial arrangements with other Trump advisers who sought to overturn President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory.”
This could be an indicator that the committee is probing whether any “dubious payments” were made to Meadows.
One unnamed source who was described as a current legal adviser to former President Trump said Meadows was marked for trouble.
“Mark is gonna get pulverized … and it’s really sad. Based on talking to [Meadows in the past, it felt like] he doesn’t actually believe any of this [election-theft] stuff, or at least not most of it. He was obviously just trying to perform for Trump, and now he’s maybe screwed himself completely.”
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Meadows’ role in the days and weeks leading up to the insurrection at the Capitol has been pored over by witnesses and investigators. During the committee’s sixth hearing, Meadows’ former aide, Cassidy Hutchinson, testified that he was dismissive with her when she initially raised the alarm about prospective violence in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6.
That shifted by Jan. 2. Hutchinson said that Meadows would warn her explicitly: “Things might get real, real bad on Jan. 6.” This caveat came after a meeting Meadows had with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and Giuliani gushed to her: “We’re going to the Capitol, it’s going to be great. The president is going to be there. He’s going to look powerful.”
Meadows has a long track record in Washington for being an ambitious double-dealer and is often regarded as untrustworthy by many of those inside elite political circles.
During an appearance on CNN Tuesday night following the hearings, former Trump White House director of strategic communications Alyssa Farah Griffin said that Meadows once told her Trump might stay in power despite losing to Biden.
When he decided to stay in Washington after Christmas 2020, Griffin said, that was a sign that Trump was going “fight it out.”