Madrid, 22 (Europa Press)
A federal judge in the state of Florida on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to former President Donald Trump, to prevent his appearance before a United States House of Representatives special committee investigating the attack. Went. Capital.
Magistrate Mary Scriven has indicated that there is no legal basis to support Flynn’s argument and that he will not face “immediate and irreparable damages” whether he appears before the committee or if he provides documents that necessary for him. NBC reports.
In turn, Scriven has explained that he has also dismissed Flynn’s allegations because he was not presented through due processes this week, namely, his intentions or that of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, or the study. The committee was informed. Attack.
It is the eighth trial that aides of former President Trump investigated in an effort to challenge the claims of this commission, which seeks to clarify their role before and during the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
In the case of Flynn, who was called to appear on Thursday, the committee retrieved his phone records for the days of the demonstrations that would eventually instigate the riot, as well as the conversations that took place on January 6. .
The House of Representatives had already sought Flynn’s appearance early last November to testify about former President Trump’s attempts to reverse the results of the presidential election in which he lost to White House chief Joe . Biden.
However, he never appeared and justified his absence by claiming that it would be infringing on his constitutional rights to present or furnish the necessary information. The commission told him that it was better to attend and appeal his right to non-self-incrimination enshrined in the Fifth Amendment, because if he didn’t, he could be charged with the offense of contempt.
In addition to Flynn, former President Trump has several aides, including himself, who have decided to decline the commission’s demands and not appear before it, such as his former chief of staff, Mark Meadows; his lawyer, Cleta Mitchell; And his former advisor, Steve Bannon, has already been charged with contempt.
Flynn was only in the White House for a few weeks and resigned in early 2017, when it became public that he had on two occasions with the Russian ambassador to Washington, Sergei Kislyak, in December 2016 about conversations about the Obama administration. lied. , on the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump, who granted him clemency in 2020.
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