Mark Meadows, who served as chief of staff under former President Donald Trump, is suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and members of the clown show known as the J6 Commission.
Strangely, they are blaming President Trump for the incursion, but they cannot explain why Trump would offer thousands of National Guard troops to keep the peace if he wanted a riot.
But, they also don’t want to explain why Nancy Pelosi would turn him down unless she wanted a riot.
Originally Meadows complied with the committee, releasing emails from his private account and he agreed to testify, but they moved the goalposts and they wanted confidential communications that are covered by Executive privilege.
That is information they are not entitled to so now he is suing them at the same time they have referred him for contempt.
Meadows is suing for declaratory and injunctive relief, aiming to deny the “overly broad and unduly burdensome” subpoenas, according to a complaint Meadows filed in D.C. District court on Wednesday.
The subpoenas, first issued on September 23, requested documents and testimony from Meadows and three other former Trump staffers, citing Meadows’ reported effort to overturn the 2020 election.
Meadows was scheduled to be deposed by the panel on Wednesday, but said in a letter released Tuesday he does not need to appear in front of the panel or turn over the information the panel is requesting as it is covered by executive privilege— a defense Trump is also using to try and block the committee’s investigation.
In response, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the panel, told Meadows’ lawyer George Terwilliger in a letter there is no legitimate grounds for Meadows’ withholding of the information or his refusal to appear before the committee, and that the panel is “left with no choice but to advance contempt proceedings.”
Meadows’ lawyer did not immediately respond to Forbes’ request for comment.
Meadows’ lawsuit follows a suit filed by Trump against the panel in October which also raised the Executive privilege clause. A president needs to keep policy discussions private, otherwise, advisors might be reluctant to say what they are thinking without the opposition party trying to pick the fly crap out of the pepper.