Mark Meadows files lawsuit against Capitol riot committee

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Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has filed a lawsuit against the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 uprising, according to court records.

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A newly listed case on the docket for the US District of Columbia Court shows a lawsuit filed under the name Mr. Meadows against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Select Committee, to investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol. Chairman Benny Thompson, and eight other members of the committee.

Mr Meadows’ lawsuit comes just hours after Mr Thompson sent a letter to his lawyer informing the former North Carolina congressman that the select committee was taking criminal contempt of Congress charges against his former colleague. when he failed to appear on Wednesday. Statement.

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“There is no legitimate legal basis for Mr Meadows to refuse to cooperate with the selection committee and to answer questions about the documents he produced, the personal equipment and accounts he used, the events that He wrote in his newly released book, and among other things, his other public statements,” Mr. Thompson said in the letter. “The Select Committee is left with no option but to pursue contempt proceedings. and recommends that the body in which Mr. Meadows once served be referred for criminal prosecution.”

The Mississippi Democrat also took issue with Meadows’ decision to discuss talks with former President Donald Trump in his new book, chief’s head, Refusing to answer questions about them to the Committee on the ground that they are protected by executive privilege.

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Thompson said, “that he would sell his statement about the facts of the day, while denying the Congressional Committee the opportunity to inquire about the attack on our Capitol symbolizes the historic and aggressive defiance of Congress.” “

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