(The Post Millennial) – Former President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows announced he is suing Nancy Pelosi and members of the January 6 committee.
On Wednesday, Meadows filed a lawsuit against Nancy Pelosi, as well as all nine members of the January 6 committee.
According to the lawsuit, Meadows is seeking to “…invalidate and prohibit the enforcement of two overly broad and unduly burdensome subpoenas” brought forth by the Janury 6 Committee which he claimed were “…issued in whole or part without legal authority in violation of the Constitution and laws of the United States.”
Meadows’s lawsuit goes on to state that the subpoenas issued by the committee are in violation of his rights, and if they are not stopped, he runs the risk of being “illegally coerced into violating the Constitution” for failing to comply with the executive privilege claims of former president Trump.
The lawsuit contends that Meadows “…has been put in the untenable position of choosing between conflicting privilege claims that are of constitutional origin and dimension and having to either risk enforcement of the subpoena issued to him, or, alternatively, unilaterally abandoning the former president’s claims of privileges and immunities.”
As CBS reported, Trump has urged a number of former staffers asked to testify in front of the January 6 Committee to “…exert executive privilege and refuse to cooperate.”
Meadows stated on Tuesday that despite doing the best he could to fulfill the demands of the January 6 committee thus far, he would no longer cooperate with their investigation out of fear he would face criminal charges of contempt of Congress.
In response, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) stated in a letter that if Meadows does not appear at his scheduled deposition on Wednesday, the committee would have “…no choice but to advance contempt proceedings and recommend that the body in which Mr. Meadows once served refer him for criminal prosecution.”