There has been added drama with the January 6 select committee coming after Mark Meadows, who was former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff at the time. On Wednesday, a civil complaint was filed on behalf of Meadows against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the nine members of the select committee, and the select committee itself.
The lawsuit says Meadows believed the committee would “act in good faith” until he learned over the weekend the lawmakers had subpoenaed Verizon for his personal phone records. The telecommunications company told Meadows in a letter dated Saturday that it would comply with the committee’s subpoena by Dec. 15 unless a court ordered otherwise.
The select committee commented through its official Twitter account late on Wednesday night.
This is only one of many recent developments.
On Tuesday, the same day that Meadows’ book, “The Chief’s Chief,” was released, it was revealed that Meadows had decided he would not cooperate with a subpoena he had been served with by the committee after all. The former chief of staff was among the first key figures subpoenaed by the committee in September.
Last month Meadows had failed to comply with the subpoena when he did not appear before the select committee at the date directed. Not longer after it was announced he had appeared to reach a deal with the select committee, though.
Through a letter from attorneys, Trump urged those subpoenaed not to comply, citing executive and other privileges. Such has been Meadows’ defense.
This is an excerpt from Townhall.
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