Mike Flynn thinks that he can block 1/6 subpoenas by getting a restraining order against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Flynn has filed for a restraining order:
Michael Flynn this morning filed for a Restraining Order in federal court in Florida against Nancy Pelosi to attempt to block enforcement of the J6 subpoenas. pic.twitter.com/BeZJJUaMoI
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 21, 2021
Nancy Pelosi isn’t on the 1/6 Committee. Speaker Pelosi is not issuing subpoenas. The 1/6 Committee was created by an act of Congress. The courts have ruled that the Committee was created legitimately. Mike Flynn also filed for a restraining order against Nancy Pelosi in a court with no jurisdiction.
Flynn could get a restraining order against Pelosi so that if she ever came to central Florida, she could not have contact with him, but that’s not what Mike Flynn was going for.
I don’t think a restraining order does what Mike Flynn thinks it does.
Trump’s coup co-conspirators have filed lawsuits to block 1/6 Committee subpoenas that all contain a similar version of the already rejected argument that the Committee is not legitimate.
Mike Flynn has taken it to a different and very weird place by trying to file a restraining order against Speaker Pelosi.
The restraining order won’t work, and eventually, the 1/6 Committee will get the documents they want.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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