Former Donald Trump chief of staff sued the US congressional commission investigating the assault on the Capitol

Mark Meadows, former chief of staff of Donald Trump, sued the commission of the US Congress that investigates the assault on the Capitol (ALEXANDER DRAGO /)

The former chief of staff of Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against the commission of the United States Congress on Wednesday, which advances him In contempt of court for refusing to testify in his investigation into the Jan.6 assault on the Capitol.

Mark Meadows specifically names Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives, who along with 9 other members of Parliament prepare a full report of the revolt in which thousands of Trump supporters participated.

The lawsuit, filed a day after the investigative commission informed Meadows that it was taking action by refusing to testify, challenges the legality of the summons, which he described as “unduly burdensome”, at the same time he asked a Washington district court to annul it.

The former secretary general of the White House, who did not attend a first call from the parliamentary commission last month, is regarded as a key witness to the role played by Trump in efforts to change the election results and the democratic process.

Supporters of Donald Trump in the US Capitol, after breaching security during his protest against Congress, in a January 6, 2021 file photo. EFE / Jim Lo Scalzo
Supporters of Donald Trump in the US Capitol, after breaching security during his protest against Congress, in a file photo dated January 6, 2021. EFE / Jim Lo Scalzo (JIM LO SCALZO /)

Thus, Trump’s former chief of staff appealed to the District Court in Washington to block the execution of a subpoena that the commission has issued for him and Verizon, the provider of your old personal mobile phone – to access your records.

The lawsuit argues that the commission “lacks legal authority” to obtain the information requested from Meadows, reports the US network. CNN

Initially, refused a summons to testify and agreed to appear in person, before backing up again.

In response, the representative panel wrote to Meadows on Tuesday that there was no other option but to carry out criminal proceedings for contempt against him.

The notification, delivered by the investigative committee on Wednesday, added information from thousands of correspondence articles and other documents that Meadows had already voluntarily delivered.

The former secretary general of the White House is considered a key witness to the role played by Trump during the revolt
The former secretary general of the White House is considered a key witness to the role played by Trump during the revolt (Leah Millis /)

These documents include a text of November 6, 2020 sent to a member of Congress in which Meadows reportedly said “I love it” in a discussion about a plan to disenfranchise millions of voters in an attempt to nullify Joe Biden‘s victory in the presidential elections.

RISK OF DETENTION

If the representative panel goes ahead, It is likely that he will meet in the next few days to vote on the approval of contempt in the case of Meadows.

The House of Representatives, under Democratic control, he could refer the case to the Justice Department and press charges.

At the moment there is no date for this vote, but if convicted, Meadows would face up to 12 months in prison, although you are more likely to receive a large fine.

Former United States President Donald Trump
Former United States President Donald Trump (RACHEL MUMMEY /)

Steve Bannon, another of Trump’s key aides, also faced contempt in July after refusing to testify in the investigations.

Thousands of Trump supporters, many of them associated with ultra-nationalist and racial supremacist groups, They invaded the Capitol to try to turn Biden’s victory around, after hearing that same day a fiery speech alleging electoral fraud.

A vast majority of 57 senators – including seven from his own party – voted against Trump after the House challenged him for inciting a riot, though it was not enough to reach the two-thirds required by the Senate to impeach a president.

(With information from AFP and Europa Press)

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