Donald Trump files lawsuit in attempt to avoid testifying before Jan. 6 committee

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Donald Trump files lawsuit in attempt to avoid testifying before Jan. 6 committee

Former US President, Donald Trump, is suing the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to block a subpoena requiring him to testify.

 

The lawsuit filed Friday November 11,  alleges that the subpoena “is invalid, unlawful, and unenforceable because President Trump, as a former president of the United States, has absolute immunity from being compelled to testify before Congress or a committee thereof regarding his actions as head of a co-equal branch of government.”

 

It also argues that while other presidents “voluntarily agreed to testify or turn over documents in response to a congressional subpoena, no president or former president has ever been compelled to do so.”

 

In a statement, Trump’s attorney David A. Warrington said that: “Long held precedent and practice maintain that separation of powers prohibits Congress from compelling a president to testify before it.”

 

He said the former president had “engaged with the committee…



Source: Linda Ikeji