The former Trump White House adviser’s legal team argued that the government offered little reason to keep evidence private in his contempt-of-Congress case.
In recent weeks, the committee has also sent subpoenas to former aides of President Donald Trump.
These Republican lawmakers have rocketed to fame on the political right with massive social media followings, frequent appearances on pro-Trump media and growing fundraising networks that get a boost with every provocative tweet or TV hit.
While Mark Meadows he has been “engaged” with investigators to negotiate the terms of his deposition and turning over of documents, the pace of these discussions has caused the committee to weigh more aggressive measures against him.
The committee has sent out a series of subpoenas in recent weeks to aides and allies of former president Donald Trump as it tries to crack his inner circle as part of its investigation into the attack as well as the former president’s attempts to overt…
Justin Clark refused to answer questions from the committee Friday citing executive and attorney client privilege.
For 187 harrowing minutes, the president watched his supporters attack the Capitol – and resisted pleas to stop them.
The committee has already requested documents and communications related to John Eastman’s legal advice and analysis on how former president Donald Trump could seek to overturn the election results and remain in office.
The former Trump adviser is expected to be referred to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution for refusing to comply with a subpoena.
The lawsuit argues that the records request is overly broad and has no legislative purpose.