Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. In the lawsuit, Flynn asked for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against the panel.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Flynn’s filing with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida seeking declaratory and injunctive relief argues the committee has engaged in “outrageous intrusion” by issuing extensive subpoenas to Flynn and his family, as well as “secret seizure of his and his family’s personal information from their telecommunications and/or electronic mail service providers.” The onetime national security adviser denied involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot that precipitated the congressional committee.
“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,” his lawyers argue in the lawsuit.
Flynn accuses the committee of engaging in “partisan harassment,” saying congressional committees do not have “boundless authority to engage in investigations” and expressing concern that cooperating with the subpoenas would violate his First and Fifth Amendment rights.
Flynn isn’t the first Trump ally to sue Pelosi and her panel. Previously, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows also sued the panel and House speaker.