Trump Chief Of Staff Mark Meadows Sues Pelosi And The January 6 Committee

Mark Meadows, former President Trump’s White House Chief of Staff, on Wednesday, December 8, filed a suit against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the January 6 Committee.

The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court in Washington DC, seeks to block two subpoenas seeking to receive Meadows’ testimony concerning the January 6 protest and his communication with President Trump.

According to the complaint, Mark Meadows feels the subpoenas are “overly broad and unduly burdensome” and only serve to violate the Constitution and laws meant to protect him.

From the complaint:

“The Select Committee wrongly seeks to compel both Mr. Meadows and a third party telecommunications company to provide information to the Select Committee that the Committee lacks lawful authority to seek and to obtain. The Select Committee acts absent any valid legislative power and threatens to violate longstanding principles of executive privilege and immunity that are of constitutional origin and dimension. Without intervention by this Court, Mr. Meadows faces the harm of both being illegally coerced into violating the Constitution and having a third party involuntarily violate Mr. Meadows’s rights and the requirements of relevant laws governing records of electronic communications. Only this Court can prevent these grave harms.”

Mark Meadows argued that he has been cooperating with the January 6 Select Committee “for months.” However, the Committee “adamantly refused to recognize the immunity present and former senior White House aides from being compelled to appear before Congress and likewise refused to recognize a former president’s claims of Executive Privilege.”

Donald Trump lost his pursuit to uphold his right to Executive Privilege in a 3-0 decision by the US Court of Appeals for DC. The decision claimed that President Trump had not provided enough evidence to support his assertion for Executive Privilege.

When Trump requested the Biden Administration protect his Executive Privilege. Biden declined, claiming the American people deserve to know. Psaki told the press at the time that Biden “believes it to be of the utmost importance for both Congress and the American people to have a complete understanding of the events of that day to prevent them from happening again.”

Trump’s Constitutionally protected right of privacy granted to him during his presidency is not as critical as keeping the buyers for Hunter Biden’s paintings or the Biden’s family dealings with America’s enemies – Russia, China, Iran.

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