Mark Meadows sued Nancy Pelosi and members of the Commission on January 6, accusing him of “acting in violation of the US Constitution and law.”


Mark Meadows

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.Associated Press Photo / Patrick Semanski

  • Mark Meadows is suing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and members of the selection committee on January 6th.

  • Meadows urged the court to invalidate the two “excessively extensive and overly burdensome subpoenas” issued by the Commission.

  • His proceedings also alleged that the subpoena was issued “in violation of the US Constitution and law.”

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is suing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and members of the House Selection Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

The Meadows proceedings took place on Wednesday the day after his lawyer notified the Commission that he would no longer cooperate in the investigation.

The grounds for the Meadows proceedings were not immediately clear. The Commission summoned him documents and testimony, and also summoned Meadows mobile operator Verizon to submit mobile phone metadata.

Meadows called on the court to revoke “two overly extensive and overly burdensome subpoenas.” He claimed that “in whole or in part was issued without legal authority in violation of the Constitution and US law.”

“The selection committee is threatening to act in the absence of valid legislative power and violate the long-standing principles of executive privilege and immunity, which are constitutional origins and dimensions,” the complaint said. He also claimed that Verizon’s subpoena violated the rights of the First Amendment to Meadows.

Meadows’ lawyer said in a letter to the panel on Tuesday that his scheduled deposit on Wednesday was “unsupportable.” Riot investigation.

The Commission then announced that if Meadows did not appear in the scheduled deposit, he would proceed to recommend criminal insults against Meadows.

Also a member of the Investigation Commission on January 6th, Congressman Adam Schiff of California Said last week Meadows wrote in his new memoirs about issues related to the Capitol riots, undermining his own argument to withhold information from the Commission.

He was also spoken publicly and in media interviews about the Capitol riots, as they are protected by executive privilege, he cannot share details about it with the selected committee. Despite saying that.

“If you publicly talk about the issue you claim to be privileged, you have relinquished that privilege,” said former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti. Recently attracted attention.. “The meadow cannot be answered [Fox News host Sean Hannity’s] Ask questions and refuse to answer questions from Congress on the same subject. “

Meadows is the third Trump ally in which the Commission has proceeded or is ready to proceed with insult proceedings. Last month, the Justice Department charged former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon with two criminal insults after Congress introduced him. And last week’s panel stepped forward to recommend criminal insults against Jeffrey Clark, a former top Trump appointed member of the Justice Department.

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