Former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is suing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol as he faces a likely contempt referral for refusing to cooperate with the panel.
In a civil complaint filed Wednesday afternoon, Meadows’s lawyers said that the select committee does not have the authority to issue the subpoenas directed at him and that President Biden’s refusal to assert executive privilege opens constitutional questions that should be decided through legal action.
Spokespeople for Pelosi and the select committee did not immediately respond when asked for comment.
Meadows’s attorney said on Tuesday that his client would not be appearing for an interview that was scheduled for Wednesday, reversing after a tentative agreement was announced last week for Trump’s top White House aide to provide records and testimony to the panel.
Source: The Hill