Dec 22, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Michael Flynn sues Jan. 6 select committee
Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday sued the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection in an effort to block the panel from obtaining his phone records.
Why it matters: Flynn's lawsuit is the latest legal challenge to the select panel's probe into the Capitol riot.
- The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency plans to assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
- Far-right conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones filed a similar lawsuit on Monday, which also noted that he will invoke the Fifth Amendment.
What they're saying: "Flynn has raised significant Constitutional and practical concerns that preclude his compliance with the subpoena without clarification of its scope and terms by the Select Committee," the lawsuit stated.
- The select committee did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.
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