The Truth About Mark Meadows' Lawsuit Against Nancy Pelosi

Donald Trump's former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has been in the news a lot. With his new bombshell book, "The Chief's Chief," which was published just this week making waves, fans and critics of the former administration can't stop talking about it (per Yahoo! News).

The biggest revelation from the book is the information surrounding Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis. Meadows chronicles Trump's illness, stating, "We'd rigged the four-poster bed in the president's room so that he could recline and take the drug while he was still alert and giving orders." He adds that Trump knew he had the virus when debating now President Joe Biden, stating, "Nothing was going to stop him from going out there," adding, "We'll probably never know whether President Trump was positive that evening."

Trump has denied much of what is in the book, though at one point he did promote its sales (via Business Insider). However, new information surrounding a lawsuit against the Speaker of the House has Meadows facing backlash.

Meadows is attempting to sue Pelosi to avoid subpoenas

After the insurrection that occurred on January 6, 2021, a committee was put in place in the House of Representatives to investigate the crimes that occurred that day (via NPR). The committee has sent out several subpoenas to get those closest with the former administration talking. Included in those subpoenas were people like Steve Bannon and the former chief of staff turned author, Mark Meadows.

While Meadows has not been afraid to sound off on the topic in both his book and to those closest to him, he has fought the call to speak in front of the committee. According to Buzzfeed News, he told a member of Congress he loved the idea of a "direct and collateral attack" after Donald Trump lost the election.

Now, he is fighting back against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's call to have him speak to the committee. Meadows attempted to sue the committee, however, it seems the lawsuit will go nowhere (via The Week). A representative sent a letter to Meadows' attorney, saying his claims have "no legitimate basis."

Meadows has called the committee's subpoenas "unlawful and unenforceable," and claimed they violate his constitutional rights (per WION News). His lawsuit continues, "The Verizon subpoena seeks Mr. Meadows' cell phone metadata, despite the fact that he has already provided the select committee with his responsive text messages, emails, and the metadata." It doesn't seem his lawsuit will get far in the court and is an attempt to get out of speaking to the committee.