In response to the swimsuit, Lindell “has no involvement by any means” within the Jan. 6 assault. Lindell had been a vigorous defender of Trump through the 2020 election and in its aftermath, and he was seen at the White House even after the Jan. 6 assault with a paper with the phrases “rebellion act” and “martial legislation if mandatory” on it.
The swimsuit was assigned to Decide Eric Tostrud, a Trump appointee, in St. Paul, Minn.
The committee had beforehand sought communications associated to Lindell. Their request for govt department communications included “all paperwork and communications referring to difficult the validity of the 2020 election, to, from, or mentioning Mike Lindell” from April 1, 2020, via Jan. 20, 2021.
A spokesperson for the choose panel declined to remark. Spokespeople for Verizon and Pelosi didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Lindell previewed his suit earlier Wednesday to CNBC, telling the outlet his cellphone data had been subpoenaed and that he would sue “to utterly invalidate this corrupt subpoena.”
Wednesday’s swimsuit is the most recent in a mounting sequence towards the committee. Professional-Trump commentator Sebastian Gorka filed swimsuit towards the committee on Tuesday in an effort to dam its subpoena for his cellphone data, accusing it of overstepping its authority. Former Nationwide Safety Adviser Michael Flynn, former White Home chief of workers Mark Meadows, lawyer John Eastman and different witnesses focused by the committee have additionally sued the panel.