Michael Flynn, the embattled former national security adviser to former President Donald Trump, is suing to block a US House subpoena for his phone records. His lawsuit marks the eighth court challenge against the ability of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol to gather evidence on Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
Flynn's lawsuit arrives just a day after he was scheduled to testify before the committee -- and appears to be trying to hold off the consequence of his failure to appear, as well as any other fact-finding by the panel. While the court filing on Tuesday, in the Middle District of Florida federal court, says Flynn is primarily challenging a Verizon subpoena, it's not clear whether the committee has sought his or members of his family's phone records, as they've done with dozens of people around Trump. The House separately subpoenaed Flynn in early November for him to turn over records he had related to the 2020 election, as well as demanding he testify.