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Michael Flynn sues to block Jan. 6 Committee from obtaining his phone records
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Michael Flynn sues to block Jan. 6 Committee from obtaining his phone records

Michael Flynn filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 rioting from obtaining his phone records via subpoena.

The former national security advisdr for the Trump administration was scheduled for a deposition with the committee earlier in December, but postponed it as he "engaged" with officials about the validity of the subpoenas.

"General Flynn did not organize, speak at, or actively participate in any rallies or protests in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, and he of course did not participate in the attack on the Capitol that day," the lawsuit read.

The lawsuit sought an injunction against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in order to give the court a chance to determine the "legality" of the subpoenas.

Flynn is only the latest of several former Trump aides and staffers to file lawsuits against the subpoenas issued by the select congressional committee. Former Trump campaign aide Steve Bannon also defied the subpoena and argued that he had protection under executive privilege.

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives disagreed and voted to refer Bannon to the Department of Justice for criminal contempt of Congress. He was later indicted by a grand jury and voluntarily turned himself in to law enforcement authorities.

Later, the Jan. 6 Committee voted to refer Mark Meadows, the former chief of staff in the Trump administration, for criminal contempt after he refused a subpoena by pleading his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

In a video interview Tuesday, Flynn referred to the rioting at the U.S. Capitol as the "insurrection crucifixion."

Flynn had been granted a full pardon by then-President Trump in Nov. 2021 over charges that he had lied to the FBI while being questioned during the Russian collusion investigation.

Here's more about the subpoena of Mike Flynn:

January 6th committee postpones deposition for Michael Flynn and Trump's personal assistantwww.youtube.com

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