Mark Meadows sues Jan. 6 Committee and Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Former Chief of Staff for Trump, Mark Meadows

 Mark Meadows, is suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the members of the House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection after the panel threatened to pursue a contempt citation against the former White House chief of staff for Donald Trump.

In the lawsuit filed late Wednesday, Meadows is asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to invalidate “overly broad and unduly burdensome” subpoenas the committee issued for records and to force him to appear Wednesday.

The committee, Meadows argues in the lawsuit, “acts absent any valid legislative power and threatens to violate longstanding principles of executive privilege and immunity that are of constitutional origin and dimension.”

Leaders of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol said they would pursue a contempt citation for Meadows, and recommend possible criminal charges.

Source: USA Today