Meadows will sue Pelosi and Jan 6. committee

Meadows likely faces contempt charges after he decided to not cooperate with the Jan. 6 panel.

Updated: December 8, 2021 - 6:19pm

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Mark Meadows, former chief of staff for President Donald Trump, is suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the House committee that is investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

After choosing not to cooperate with the Jan. 6 investigatory panel, the former North Carolina congressman will likely face contempt charges.

Court records from the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., show Meadows will file a civil complaint against the legislators, Politico first reported on Wednesday.

In addition to Pelosi, the civil lawsuit specifically lists the individual members of the Jan. 6 panel: Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Susan Lofgren (D-Calif.), Elaine Luria (D-Va.), Peter Aguilar (D- Calif.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.). 

The defendants are being sued in their official capacities as U.S. representatives.

The case seeks to have the court invalidate two subpoenas issued by the panel to Meadows and Verizon, his personal cellphone carrier. 

The 43-page complaint calls the subpoenas "overly broad and unduly burdensome," CNBC reports.